Announcing its 2023 longlist of novels written in 11 languages, the International Booker Prize shares its sales impact on last year’s winner.
US National Book Awards 2021 Longlist: Translated Literature
Translations longlisted for the National Book Award have been recognized in stages of the International Booker, the Valle Inclán, and more.
Two of the Season’s Top Translators: On Russian Gangsters and a ‘Convincing Voice’
From Book Riot: The joy of stories ‘very unlikely to resemble anything that could be written in English.’ Two ace translators trade thoughts.
Pushkin Press’ Petersburg Wins Russian Translation Prize
Academia Rossica has awarded John Elsworth the £5,000 Rossica Translation Prize 2012 for his new translation of Petersburg by Andrei Bely.
Review: The Possessed by Elif Batuman
By Edward Nawotka Russian literary scholars aren’t known for their sense of humor, unless they’re Elif Batuman. Her new book, The Possessed, a collection of essays that can best be described as a series of academic misadventure stories, is possibly the best thing to come out of a graduate program in recent years. Describing a conference about the writer Isaac …
Israeli, Russian Win Best Translated Book Awards in US
By Edward Nawotka Congratulations! Gail Hareven’s The Confessions of Noa Weber, translated from the Hebrew by Dalya Bilu (Melville House Press) and Elena Fanailova’s The Russian Version, translated from the Russian by Genya and Stephanie Sandler (Ugly Duckling Presse), have won the second annual Best Translated Book Awards for fiction and poetry, respectively. Organized Three Percent at the University of Rochester, the Best …
Memories of the Future by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky
Memories of the Future by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, translated from the Russian by Joanne Turnbull Reviewed by Gwendolyn Dawson This collection of seven loosely interconnected short stories, by turns whimsical and menacing, examines Soviet Moscow in the 1920s. In these stories Krzhizhanovsky primarily focuses on the lives of displaced intellectuals — those who, after World War I and the Russian Revolution …
Idlewild’s Favorites of ’09
By Edward Nawotka I recently had a chance to stop into one of my favorite bookstores, Idlewild Books in New York City. Idlewild organizes titles geographically, rather than by subject, and the proprietor – David Del Vecchio has a near encyclopedic knowledge of the latest titles from the international publishing scene to make it into print in the United States. …