Best Translated Book Award shortlist

They’ve announced (oddly, at The Millions rather than the official site) the finalists for the Best Translated Book Awards, and the ten remaining fiction titles are:

  • Arvida by Samuel Archibald, translated from the French by Donald Winkler (Canada, Biblioasis)
  • The Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector, translated from the Portuguese by Katrina Dodson (Brazil, New Directions)
  • A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa, translated from the Portuguese by Daniel Hahn (Angola, Archipelago Books)
  • Moods by Yoel Hoffmann, translated from the Hebrew by Peter Cole (Israel, New Directions)
  • Murder Most Serene by Gabrielle Wittkop, translated from the French by Louise Rogers Lalaurie (France, Wakefield Press)
  • The Physics of Sorrow by Georgi Gospodinov, translated from the Bulgarian by Angela Rodel (Bulgaria, Open Letter)
  • Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera, translated from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman (Mexico, And Other Stories)
  • The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante, translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein (Italy, Europa Editions)
  • The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli, translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeney (Mexico, Coffee House Press)
  • War, So Much War by Mercè Rodoreda, translated from the Catalan by Maruxa Relaño and Martha Tennent (Spain, Open Letter)

The winner will be announced 4 May.

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