Geetanjali Shree’s ‘Tomb of Sand’ has become the first Hindi novel to win the International Booker Prize. The translated Hindi novel has become the first book written in an Indian language to win the prestigious 2022 International Booker Prize. ‘Tomb of Sand’ which was originally published in Hindi as Ret Samadhi is translated into English by Daisy Rockwell.
‘Tomb of Sand’ by Geetanjali Shree, the winner of the International Booker Prize 2022, was among the 13 long-listed novels, which were translated into English from 11 languages and originated from 12 countries across four continents. Geetanjali will be awarded GBP 50,000, which will be split evenly between the author and the translator.