A novel published by Edinburgh-based Charco Press is one of the six books shortlisted for the International Booker Prize 2022.
Elena Knows, written by Argentinean author Claudia Piñeiro and translated from Spanish to English by Frances Riddle, is a unique tale that interveaves crime fiction with intimate tales of morality and search for individual freedom.
The 2022 shortlist includes previous winners Olga Tokarczuk and Jennifer Croft alongside authors translated into English for the first time. The shortlist is again dominated by independent publishers and spans six languages: Korean, Norwegian, Japanese, Spanish, Hindi and Polish.
The winners of the prize will be named on 26 May 2022.
For more on the 2022 shortlist, see the Booker Prizes website.
Sam McDowell of Charco Press is pictured below with a copy of Elena Knows at the London Book Fair 2022.