Books  |  Mar 10, 2022

Heaven by Mieko Kawakami, translated by Sam Bett and David Boyd, on the 2022 International Booker Prize Longlist

Heaven by Mieko Kawakami, translated by Sam Bett and David Boyd, has been included in the 2022 International Booker Prize Longlist. Published by Picador in 2021 to much critical acclaim, Heaven is a sharp and illuminating tale, shining a light on the trials, and beauty, of teenage friendship.

The 2022 International Booker Prize Longlist features 13 novels. They are works of fiction translated into English from 11 languages and originate from 12 countries across four continents – including Hindi for the first time. This year’s longlist includes previous winners Olga Tokarczuk, Jennifer Croft, David Grossman and Jessica Cohen, alongside authors translated into English for the first time.