2017 Firecracker Award in Fiction Goes to a Translated Book

For the second year in a row, the Firecracker Award for Independently and Self-Published Literature in the Fiction category presented by the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses has gone to a translated book. This year’s winner is Eve out of Her Ruins by Ananda Devi, translated from French by Jeffrey Zuckerman and published by Deep Vellum. I’m particularly happy to see a book written by a woman selected for this award, as the overwhelming preponderance of male-authored translated books winning prizes over books by women has been a subject of concern for a while now. There were a number of translated books among the finalists too. The Firecracker winners in all categories were announced on Twitter earlier today and at a prize ceremony last night, and you’ll soon find information about all these books posted on the Firecracker Awards website. Congratulations to all the winning authors (and translator!)

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