‘Tomb Of Sand’ Won International Booker Prize:
Tomb of Sand’, has become the first book written in an Indian language to be awarded the International Booker Prize.
- Originally published in Hindi as Ret Samadhi, the book is written by Author Geetanjali Shree and translated into English by Daisy Rockwell.
- The book narrates the story of an 80-year-old woman who experiences a deep depression after the death of her husband.
- Eventually, she overcomes her depression and decides to visit Pakistan to finally confront the past that she left behind during the Partition.
International Booker Prize:
- The International Booker Prize is awarded annually for a single book, translated into English and published in the UK or Ireland.
- The International Booker Prize began life in 2005 as the Man Booker International Prize.
- This prize aims to encourage more reading of quality fiction from all over the world and has already had an impact on those statistics in the UK.
- The vital work of translators is celebrated, with the £50,000 prize money divided equally between the author and translator.
- Each shortlisted author and translator also receive £2,500.
- Novels and collections of short stories are both eligible.