Frank Wynne, chair of this year’s Booker judges, noted that translating 'Tomb of Sand' presented “huge challenges” because the novel is about words, language and storytelling, not just characters and plot. Another judge added that it is “safe to say this [novel] is like nothing else you have ever read.”
Shehan Karunatilaka's new novel echoes elements of several all-time classics, including 'The Divine Comedy,' 'Alice in Wonderland' and almost everything by Kurt Vonnegut, whose voice and vision can be felt throughout.
David Diop's new novel centers on the filial love between two Senegalese riflemen, close childhood friends who joined the French army because they hoped to become French citizens at the end of World War I.
Brendan Hodge's debut novel ‘If You Can Get It’ centers on two young women seeking meaning along the axes of work, love and faith.
In this book, Danny commits lies of omission as he does not tell his sister how much he hates their mother for essentially leaving them to whatever fate throws their way.