ALTA National Translation Award longlists

They’ve announced the longlists for this year’s American Literary Translators Association National Translation Awards in prose and poetry.

Not all the translations are of contemporary literature (including what is probably my favorite, Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq’s Leg over Leg), but it makes for a good list of some of the more impressive recent works in translation to appear in the US.

Several of these were also longlisted for the 2016 PEN Translation Prize and the 2016 Best Translated Book Award.

Several of the titles are also under review at the Complete Review: