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Here’s the longlist for the 2020 National Book Award for Translated Literature.

Rasheeda Saka

September 16, 2020, 3:15pm

In more literary news, the National Book Foundation has just announced the longlist for the 2020 National Book Award for Translated Literature. The longlist includes ten novels originally published in eight different languages: Arabic, German, Spanish, Persian, Tamil, Korean, Japanese, and Swedish. The finalists will be revealed on October 6th, and the winners will be announced live at the virtual National Book Awards Ceremony on November 18th.


2020 Longlist for the National Book Awards for Translated Literature

Shokoofeh Azar, The Enlightenment of Greengage Tree
Translated from the Persian by Anonymous

Linda Boström Knausgȧrd, The Helios Disaster
Translated from the Swedish by Rachel Wilson-Broyles

Anja Kampmann, High as the Waters
Translated from the German by Anne Posten

Jonas Hassen Khemiri, The Family Clause
Translated from the Swedish by Alice Menzies

Fernanda Melchor, Hurricane Season
Translated from the Spanish by Sophie Hughes

Yu Miri, Tokyo Ueno Station
Translated from the Japanese by Morgan Giles

Perumal Murugan, The Story of a Goat
Translated from the Tamil by N. Kalyan Raman

Cho Nam-Joo, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982
Translated from the Korean by Jamie Chang

Pilar Quintana, The Bitch
Translated from the Spanish Lisa Dillman

Adania Shibli, Minor Detail
Translated from the Arabic by Elisabeth Jaquette

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