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Crooked Plow Shortlisted for the International Booker Prize

"An evocative journey into the heart of rural Brazil, which speaks to the importance of remembering our histories and protecting the land that sustains us." — International Booker Prize 2024

10 April 2024

Crooked Plow Shortlisted for the International Booker Prize

Heralded as the most important Brazilian novel of the century so far, Crooked Plow's unique blend of magic and social realism has won it three literary awards, global acclaim, and now, inclusion on the International Booker Prize's shortlist.

A huge congratulations to Itamar Vieira Junior and translator, Johnny Lorenz.

See what the International Booker Prize judges had to say about Crooked Plow, and all the shortlisted titles, here. Read a Q&A with Itamar Vieira Junior and Johnny Lorenz here. Read an excerpt from the book here.

"[Brazil's] deep-rooted racial and economic injustices are laid bare in one of the most celebrated Brazilian debut novels of recent times."— Financial Times Best Books of the Year 2023

"A leading voice among the Black authors who have jolted Brazil’s literary establishment in recent years with imaginative and searing works that have found commercial success and critical acclaim." — New York Times

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Crooked Plow

Crooked Plow

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