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 the titles are also under review at the Complete Review:
- The Blizzard by Vladimir Sorokin
- The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud
- The Physics of Sorrow by Georgi Gospodinov
- The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli.