Prizes ! Prizes ! Prizes !

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for prizes for international and especially translated fiction ! Lots of good recent translations-into-English and international fiction to discover here (though predominantly European(-language) …) — though I encourage you to look beyond just the winners to the short- and long-lists, which also included loads of worthwhile titles.

Here the big winners of the biggest recent (English-language) prizes:

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Man Booker International Prize shortlist

They’ve announced another shortlist — this one for the Man Booker International Prize. (Reminder for those who haven’t been playing along so far: the Man Booker International Prize used to be a biennial prize for an author (writing in any language, but with books available in English); now — starting this year — it is an annual book prize for the best UK-published English translation of a work by a living author. Essentially and effectively, it replaces the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, which lives on only in this form now …).

The six shortlisted titles are: Continue reading