Three FP titles longlisted for Best Translated Book Award
Let's hear it for August, Chasing the King of Hearts, and The Iliac Crest!
"Celebrating its eleventh consecutive year of honoring literature in translation, the Best Translated Book Awards has announced the 2018 longlists for both fiction and poetry.
Announced via The Millions and at Three Percent, the lists include a diverse range of authors, languages, countries, and publishers. New Directions and Seagull Books are the only presses to have titles on both longlists, with Feminist Press, New Directions, Open Letter, and Ugly Duckling Presse receiving the most nominations, with three longlisted titles each.
Thanks to grant funds from the Amazon Literary Partnership, the winning authors and translators will each receive $5,000 cash prizes. Three Percent at the University of Rochester founded the BTBAs in 2008, and over the past seven years, the Amazon Literary Partnership has contributed more than $140,000 to international authors and their translators through the BTBA.
The finalists for both the fiction and poetry awards will be announced on The Millions on Tuesday, May 15, and the winners will be announced on Thursday, May 31 as part of the New York Rights Fair, following the 4:30 panel on “Translated Literature Today: A Decade of Growth.”