National Book Critics Circle Awards Shortlist Includes Just One Translation

In News by Dennis Abrams

By Dennis Abrams

It’s definitely award season worldwide: after last week’s announcements of the Man Asian Literary Prize Shortlist, and the International Prize for Arabic Fiction Short List, today the 30 finalists in six categories were named for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Awards. If there’s any disappointment to be found in the list, it is that this year includes just a single translation, where in the past the organization often chose to recognize several translated titles alongside the top domestic production.

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The winners will be announced on Thursday, February 28 at the New School’s Tishman Auditorium, and a finalists’ reading will be held on February 27.

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Dennis Abrams

Dennis Abrams is a contributing editor for Publishing Perspectives, responsible for news, children's publishing and media. He's also a restaurant critic, literary blogger, and the author of "The Play's The Thing," a complete YA guide to the plays of William Shakespeare published by Pentian, as well as more than 30 YA biographies and histories for Chelsea House publishers.