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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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