Brazilian Itamar Vieira Jr's 'Torto Arado' shortlisted for awards in UK

Brazilian Itamar Vieira Jr's 'Torto Arado' shortlisted for awards in UK

book'Curved plough', from Brazilian Itamar Vieira Jrwas pre-selected to contest in International Booker Prize 2024Awards for best materials translated into English UK.

The work was translated into English Johnny Lawrence and title 'Curved plough' To the British people.

“With more than a quarter of the nominated titles written by South American authors and books representing Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Venezuela, this list of finalists is second to none. boom Latin American Fiction”, says the award statement sent to the press.

“[‘Torto Arado’] “Invites us to enter into a deeper relationship with the lands and waters of Afro-Brazilian and indigenous peoples – including the ways these communities claim love, gods, song and dreams – despite brutal colonial ravages”, defines the award's note.

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In Brazil, the book won 2018 Leia Award And this 2020 Tortoise.

The International Booker Prize jury is made up of journalists Eleanor Wachtel (Leader), Poet Natalie DiazNovelist Romesh GunasekaraVisual artist William Kentridge In addition to the editor and translator Aaron Robertson.

Out of the 13 jobs announced, Six of them will be selected as finalists day April 9L. An award ceremony is about to take place May 21 And gives the winning book £50k. Half goes to the author and the other to the translator.

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