Geetanjali Shree, the 65-year-old author from New Delhi, made literary history when her Hindi novel, Ret Samadhi – translated into English by Vermont-based Daisy Rockwell (53) as Tomb of Sand – won the 2022 International Booker Prize for Translated Fiction. Set in North India, this is the first novel originally written in “any Indian language” to receive the prestigious honour meant for “the finest single work of fiction from around the world which has been translated into English and published in the United Kingdom and Ireland”.
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