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2015 Translation Awards - By the Numbers

None of the 10 authors nominated for the Man Booker International Prize has a book on the 4 longlists.

There are 76 spots on the combined longlists, including the 6 write-in spots for the Typographical Translation Prize. 222 more words


While the Gods Were Sleeping shortlisted for Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize was inaugurated by British newspaper The Independent to honour contemporary fiction in translation in the United Kingdom. This year eminent Dutch-language Belgian author Erwin Mortier’s  337 more words


The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Shortlist 2015

The official shortlist for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize was announced this week:

  • The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky…
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Translation Award Season - The 2015 Edition

‘Tis the season for Translation Awards.  The 2015 Best Translated Book Award, Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, PEN Translation Prize, Man Booker International Prize and Typographical Translation Prize (which has already been selected) – I’ve included the long lists for all five below.   1,211 more words


Patrick meets George

The British have happily marooned themselves on a literary island where they chase any foreign works away from their shores. Not the exact words of one of my professors but pretty darn close. 970 more words

Boyhood Island by Karl Ove Knausgaard

Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett, ‘Boyhood Island’ is the third instalment of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s ambitious six-book cycle of autobiographical novels known as ‘My Struggle’. 411 more words


Voice Over, by Céline Curiol, translated by Sam Richard

I  don’t think Voice Over is an apt translation of the original French title Voix sans issue.  The literal meaning is ‘voice without issue’.  And while I can see how clunky that would be as a title, it has meanings that aren’t implicit in… 727 more words

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