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Saying the Finest Translated Ebook Award 2019 Shortlists

The Finest Translated Ebook Award 2019 shortlists for each the fiction and poetry awards have been introduced at The Tens of millions. That is the 12th yr that the Finest Translated Ebook Award has honored and celebrated literature in translation.

Is that this award new to you? I launched the award and the longlists earlier this spring right here in case you’re curious, however tl;dr the Finest Translated Ebook Award is without doubt one of the most fascinating and various ebook awards on the market and these shortlists aren’t any exception!

The winners shall be introduced on Could 29th as a part of the New York Rights Honest. They may also be introduced at The Tens of millions.

Finest Translated Ebook Award Shortlist: Fiction

Congo Inc.: Bismarck’s Testomony by In Koli Jean Bofane, translated from the French by Marjolijn de Jager (Democratic Republic of Congo, Indiana College Press) 

The Hospital by Ahmed Bouanani, translated from the French by Lara Vergnaud (Morocco, New Instructions)

Slave Previous Man by Patrick Chamoiseau, translated from the French by Linda Coverdale (Martinique, New Press)

Fairly Issues by Virginie Despentes, translated from the French by Emma Ramadan, (France, Feminist Press)

Moon Forehead by Shahriar Mandanipour, translated from the Persian by Khalili Sara (Iran, Stressed Books)

Bricks and Mortar by Clemens Meyer, translated from the German by Katy Derbyshire (Germany, Fitzcarraldo Editions)

Comfort Retailer Girl by Sayaka Murata, translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori (Japan, Grove)

The Governesses by Anne Serre, translated from the French by Mark Hutchinson (France, New Instructions)

Öræfi: The Wasteland by Ófeigur Sigurðsson, translated from the Icelandic by Lytton Smith (Iceland, Deep Vellum)

Fox by Dubravka Ugresic, translated from the Croatian by Ellen Elias-Bursac and David Williams (Croatia, Open Letter)

This yr’s fiction jury is made up of: Pierce Alquist (Ebook Riot), Caitlin L. Baker (Island Books), Kasia Bartoszyńska (Monmouth School), Tara Cheesman (freelance ebook critic), George Carroll (litintranslation.com), Adam Hetherington (reader), Keaton Patterson (Brazos Bookstore), Sofia Samatar (author), Ely Watson (A Room of One’s Personal).

Best Translated Book Award Shortlist Poetry

Finest Translated Ebook Award Shortlist: Poetry

The Future Has an Appointment with the Daybreak by Tenella Boni, translated from the French by Todd Fredson (Cote D’Ivoire, College of Nebraska)

Moss & Silver by Jure Detela, translated from the Slovenian by Raymond Miller and Tatjana Jamnik (Slovenia, Ugly Duckling)

Of Loss of life. Minimal Odes by Hilda Hilst, translated from the Portuguese by Laura Cesarco Eglin (Brazil, co-im-press)

Autobiography of Loss of life by Kim Hysesoon, translated from the Korean by Don Mee Choi (Korea, New Instructions)

Unfavourable House by Luljeta Lleshanaku, translated from the Albanian by Ani Gjika (Albania, New Instructions)

The poetry jury contains: Jarrod Annis (Greenlight Bookstore), Katrine Øgaard Jensen (EuropeNow), Tess Lewis (author and translator), Aditi Machado (poet and translator), and Laura Marris (author and translator).

Based in 2007, the Finest Translated Ebook Award brings consideration to the very best works of translated literature revealed within the earlier yr. The profitable creator and translator every obtain a $5,000 money prize for each the fiction and poetry award, totaling $20,000, due to grant funds from the Amazon Literary Partnership.

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