Tuesday, January 5, 2010

2010 Best Translated Book longlist announced. . .

This is one of my favourite awards. If you've been lurking on this blog at all you'll know that I love reading international literature and much of that is in translation. The books are chosen not only for the skill of the translation, but the quality of the book as well. (And I'm thrilled to see Hans Fallada's Every Man Dies Alone nominated). It's a great list to introduce yourself to some of the best writers from around the world; this year's longlist includes authors from 23 different countries writing in 17 different languages. Starting next week over on the Three Percent blog (run by Open Letter Books, itself an excellent publisher of literature in translation) they will highlight each of the 25 longlist titles daily. The shortlist will announced February 16th.

For the full longlist click here.

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