Friday, December 5, 2008

The Best Translated Fiction of 2008. . .

The long-list for the Best Translated Book of 2008 has just been announced. The judges are not only looking for the best translation but also the best translated book, so this is a great recommended reading list if you are looking to branch out and tackle some international literature. Make it your new year's resolution! The full list of nominees is here and it's a terrific one. I'm thrilled to see Victor Serge's Unforgiving Years and Stefan Zweig's The Post-Office Girl on the list as both were Dewey favourites of mine this year. A shortlist of 10 titles will be announced on January 27th and the winner on February 19th.

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