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Here is the Translated Literature Longlist for the 2019 National Book Awards.

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September 17, 2019, 10:45am

Day two of the National Book Foundation’s longlist announcements; today, the Translated Literature Longlist, a category that was added just last year. Publishers submitted a total of 145 books. The judges (Keith Gessen, Elisabeth Jaquette, Katie Kitamura, Idra Novey, and Shuchi Saraswat) chose the following ten titles which were originally written in ten different languages: Arabic, Danish, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Here’s the 2019 Longlist for the National Book Award for Translated Literature:

Naja Marie Aidt, tr. Denise Newman, When Death Takes Something from You Give it BackNaja Marie Aidt, When Death Takes Something from You Give It Back: Carl’s Book
Translated by Denise Newman
Coffee House Press

Read an excerpt here.

Eliane Brum, The Collector of Leftover Souls: Field Notes on Brazil’s Everyday InsurrectionsEliane Brum, The Collector of Leftover Souls: Field Notes on Brazil’s Everyday Insurrections
Translated by Diane Grosklaus Whitty
Graywolf Press

Read an excerpt here.

Nona Fernández, Space InvadersNona Fernández, Space Invaders
Translated by Natasha Wimmer
Graywolf Press

Vigdis Hjorth, Will and TestamentVigdis Hjorth, Will and Testament
Translated by Charlotte Barslund
Verso Fiction / Verso Books

Khaled Khalifa, Death is Hard WorkKhaled Khalifa, Death is Hard Work
Translated by Leri Price
Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Macmillan Publishers

Read an excerpt here. 

László Krasznahorkai, Baron Wenckheim’s HomecomingLászló Krasznahorkai, Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming
Translated by Ottilie Mulzet
New Directions

Scholastique Mukasonga, The Barefoot WomanScholastique Mukasonga, The Barefoot Woman
Translated by Jordan Stump
Archipelago Books

Read an excerpt here.

memory policeYoko Ogawa, The Memory Police
Translated by Stephen Snyder
Pantheon Books / Penguin Random House

Read an excerpt here.

Pajtim Statovci, CrossingPajtim Statovci, Crossing
Translated by David Hackston
Pantheon Books / Penguin Random House

Read an excerpt here.

drive your plowOlga Tokarczuk, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
Translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones
Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House

Read an excerpt here.

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