The Republic of Consciousness Prize is a rare and precious thing. It's awarded, yearly, to a piece of fiction published by any publisher in the UK and Ireland with fewer than five full-time employees. Not only does this make it a champion of essential independent and small presses, but it also means that translated fiction shares space with English-language short story collections and novels, on the same list.
These are the books longlisted for 2022's prize and we're delighted to see some of our favourite indie presses represented!
Somebody Loves You by Mona Arshi (And Other Stories)
Five Days Untold by Badr Ahmad, translated by Christiaan James (Dar Arab)
Our Lady of the Nile by Scholastique Mukasonga, translated by Melanie Mauthner (Daunt Books)
The Beast They Turned Away by Ryan Dennis (Epoque Press)
Dark Neighbourhood by Vanessa Onwuemezi (Fitzcarraldo Editions)
The Song of Youth by Montserrat Roig, translated by Tiago Miller (Fum D’Estampa Press)
After The Sun by Jonas Eika, translated by Sherilyn Nicolette Hellberg (Lolli Edition)
Sterling Karat Gold by Isabel Waidner (Peninsula Press)
In the Dark by Anamaria Crowe Serrano (Turas Press)
Happy Stories, Mostly by Norman Erikson Pasaribu, translated by Tiffany Tsao (Tilted Axis Press)