2011 Best Translated Book Award Winners Announced

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

Poetry: Aleš Šteger’s The Book of Things translated from the Slovenian by Brian Henry Fiction: Tove Jansson’s The True Deceiver translated from the Swedish by Thomas Teal Each winning author and translator will receive a $5,000 prize sponsored by Amazon.com From the press release: April 29, 2011 — The winning titles and translators for this year’s Best Translated Book Awards …

Fiction Longlist Announced for 2011 Best Translated Book Awards

In Global Trade Talk by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Now in its fifth year, the Best Translated Book Awards (BTBA) fiction longlist highlights 25 translated works of literature published in the United States in 2010. The longlist represents authors from 19 countries writing in 12 languages. The award was started in 2007 by Three Percent, a blog about literature in translation from Open Letter Press. Co-founder …

Last Year on PP: Germany’s Answer to Google, Irish Pub News, Kindle Still “Good Enough”

In Ed's Perspective by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka A year ago this week, we covered the… launch of the DDB, the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (DDB) — the German Digital Library — which planned to connect the databases of 30,000 German cultural and academic organizations and create an Internet portal that would be available to all German citizens. In November and again in mid-December, the DDB announced …