2018 National Book Award for Translated Literature Shortlist Announced

If you loved the first annual National Book Award for Translated Literature longlist that came out a month ago, I know you’ve been eagerly awaiting the shortlist, and here it is, announced just this morning!

  • Négar Djavadi, Disoriental
    Translated by Tina Kover
    Europa Editions
  • Hanne Ørstavik, Love
    Translated by Martin Aitken
    Archipelago Books
  • Domenico Starnone, Trick
    Translated by Jhumpa Lahiri
    Europa Editions
  • Yoko Tawada, The Emissary
    Translated by Margaret Mitsutani
    New Directions Publishing
  • Olga Tokarczuk, Flights
    Translated by Jennifer Croft
    Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House

Big congratulations to all the shortlisted translators (and also authors, of course). The winners of the 2018 National Book Awards will be announced at a ceremony in New York on Nov. 14. More details on the shortlisted books are available on the National Book Foundation website. Best of luck to all the finalists!


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