Deep Vellum’s “Texas” Takes Typographical Translation Award

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Typographical Era Translation Award

The winner of the 2014 Typographical Era Translation Award is “Texas: The Great Theft” by Carmen Boulossa, the first publication by Dallas’s Deep Vellum.

By Dennis Abrams

Typographical Era, representing the merger of two previously independent bloggers – Aaron (former moderator of Opinionless) and Karli (former moderator of Hooked Bookworm) has announced the winner of the 2014 Typographical Era Translation Award:

Texas: The Great Theft, written by Carmen Boulossa and published by the up-and-coming Dallas-based publisher, Deep Vellum. (See our previous coverage of Deep Vellum.)

As it says on the website:

“Holy sh*t. That was a close race. In fact, up until yesterday morning it seemed like any one of three different books could claim the prize, but in the final hours Texas went from third to first and won it all.”

Boulossa, Deep Vellum, and of course the translator, Samantha Schnee, will each receive a gold-plated brass miniature vintage typewriter as their award.

And here’s the rest of the shortlist:

With My Dog Eyes
by Hilda Hilst
Translated from the Portuguese by Adam Morris
Melville House

Harlequin’s Millions
by Bohumil Hrabal
Translated from the Czech by Stacey Knecht

Faces in the Crowd
by Valeria Luiselli
Translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeney
Coffee House Press

The Man With the Compound Eyes
by Wu Ming-yi
Translated from the Chinese by Darryl Sterk

Talking to Ourselves
by Andres Neuman
Translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

by Elise Turcotte
Translated from the French by Rhonda Mullins
Coach House Books

The Book of Sins
by Chen Xiwo
Translated from the Chinese by Nicky Harman

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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.