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Random Updates: What I'm Reading, WIT Month Cometh, Summer Holiday Reading & Two Translation Awards Get Together

I’m currently enjoying The Brotherhood of Book Hunters by Raphaël Jerusalmy – a swashbuckling Alexander Dumas kind of tale translated from the French by Howard Curtis.   683 more words


Is the new Man Booker International Prize good news for translated fiction?

It was announced earlier this week that the Man Booker International Prize and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize will be merging next year to create a new literary prize for translated fiction. 554 more words


Hay Festival: Alexander McCall Smith and Jenny Erpenbeck

On Tuesday evening at the Hay Festival, I went to see Alexander McCall Smith in conversation with S. J. Parris at the Tata tent.

McCall Smith recently won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction for his novel ‘Fatty O’Leary’s Dinner Party’. 1,004 more words


The End of Days: The Translator

Jenny Erpenbeck’s The End of Days, translated by Susan Bernofsky,  has variously been described as brutal, haunting, and dreamlike, unvarnished and the work of a miniaturist. 206 more words


German writer Jenny Erpenbeck wins Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

German writer and director Jenny Erpenbeck has won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for her book The End of Days described by judge Boyd Tonkin  as ”  172 more words


The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck

Shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, ‘The End of Days’ by Jenny Erpenbeck and translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky tells the story of the various possible lives of one woman during the twentieth century.  394 more words


Zone by Mathias Énard

‘Zone’ by Mathias Énard and translated from the French by Charlotte Mandell tells the story of Francis Mirkovic, a Franco-Croat intelligence officer who is travelling by train from Milan to Rome after missing his plane. 486 more words