The voters have spoken, and since the Albertine Book Prize for a French-language book in English translation actually runs functionally on democratic principles (as far as I know, anyhow), their choices are now reflected in the three-book shortlist still in the running for this $10,000 prize. Vote now to help your favorite book cross the finish line first! And come out on Tuesday, April 18 to hear experts make their arguments for each of the shortlisted books (RSVP recommended). Meanwhile, behold the shortlist:
- The Heart (Réparer les vivants) by Maylis De Kerangal, translated by Sam Taylor (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
- Eve Out of Her Ruins (Ève de Ses Décombres) by Ananda Devi, translated by Jeffrey Zuckerman (Deep Vellum Publishing)
- Bardo or Not Bardo (Bardo or Not Bardo) by Antoine Volodine, translated by J. T. Mahany (Open Letter Books)
Congratulations to the short-listed translators, and remember to vote!