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2011 Best Translated Book Award Finalists Announced

 

 

The shortlist comprises ten books, and six languages are represented:

  • The Literary Conference by César Aira, translated from the Spanish by Katherine Silver
  • The Golden Age by Michal Ajvaz, translated from the Czech by Andrew Oakland
  • A Life on Paper by Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud, translated from the French by Edward Gauvin
  • The Jokers by Albert Cossery, translated from the French by Anna Moschovakis
  • Visitation by Jenny Erpenbeck, translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky
  • Hocus Bogus by Romain Gary writing as Émile Ajar, translated from the French by David Bellos
  • The True Deceiver by Tove Jansson, translated from the Swedish by Thomas Teal
  • On Elegance While Sleeping by Emilio Lascano Tegui, translated from the Spanish by Idra Novey
  • Agaat by Marlene Van Niekerk, translated from the Afrikaans by Michiel Heyns
  • Georg Letham: Physician and Murderer by Ernst Weiss, translated from the German by Joel Rotenberg

via The Millions : 2011 Best Translated Book Award Finalists Announced.

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