The 2023 JCB Prize for Literature longlist

The Secret of More, Tejaswini Apte-Rahm (Aleph Book Company)

The Nemesis, Manoranjan Byapari, translated from the Bengali by V Ramaswamy (Westland Books)

The East Indian, Brinda Charry (HarperCollins India)

Simsim, Geet Chaturvedi, translated from the Hindi by Anita Gopalan (Penguin Random House India)

Fire Bird, Perumal Murugan, translated from the Tamil by Janani Kannan (Penguin Random House India)

Everything the Light Touches, Janice Pariat (HarperCollins India)

Mansur, Vikramjit Ram (Pan Macmillan India)

I Named my Sister Silence, Manoj Rupda, translated from the Hindi by Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar (Westland Book)

The Colony of Shadows, Bikram Sharma (Hachette India)

Manjhi’s Mayhem, Tanuj Solanki (Penguin Random House India)

Now in its sixth year, the winning author and translator (where applicable) will win a cash prize of Rs 25 lakh and Rs 10 lakh respectively.

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