2022 International Booker Prize Shortlist

The 2022 International Booker Prize shortlist was released April 7. Only one of the longlisted books with genre elements is still in the running.

  • Cursed Bunny by Bora Chung, translated from Korean by Anton Hur

Korean author Bora Chung uses elements of the fantastic and surreal to address the very real horrors and cruelties of patriarchy and capitalism in modern society. Anton Hur’s translation skilfully captures the way Chung’s prose effortlessly glides from the terrifying to the wryly humorous. Winner of a PEN/Haim Grant.

The winners of the prize will be named on May 26. 

The complete shortlist follows.


  • Cursed Bunny by Bora Chung, translated from Korean by Anton Hur
  • A New Name: Septology VI-VII by Jon Fosse, translated from Norwegian by Damion Searls
  • Heaven by Mieko Kawakami, translated from Japanese by Samuel Bett and David Boyd
  • Elena Knows by Claudia Pineiro, translated from Spanish by Frances Riddle
  • Tomb of Sand by Geetanjali Shree, translated from Hindi by Daisy Rockwell
  • The Books of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk, translated from Polish by Jennifer Croft

2 thoughts on “2022 International Booker Prize Shortlist

  1. Bora Chung is a science fiction / fantasy writer for a long time. We were in a close contact in and around 2010-2012, when she was fighting to be recognized. Then she was also translating – including a few Czech science fiction stories (from Russian and Polish) and two novels – Meat by Martin Harní?ek (1980s dystopic novel) and The Seven Churches by Miloš Urban (famous Czech SF/gothic novel published already in two dozens languages).

    Jaroslav Olša, Jr.

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