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    Here’s the longlist for the 2022 National Book Award for Translated Literature.

    Emily Temple

    September 14, 2022, 3:15pm

    Today, the National Book Foundation announced the longlist for the 2022 National Book Award for Translated Literature, which includes ten titles originally written in nine different languages: Arabic, Danish, French, German, Japanese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, and Spanish.

    The judges for this year’s award are Nick Buzanski, Veronica Esposito, Ann Goldstein (Chair), Rohan Kamicheril, and Russell Scott Valentino. The longlistees were chosen from a total of 146 books submitted by publishers; the finalists in all categories will be announced on October 4, and winners will be announced at the National Book Awards Ceremony on November 16.

    Here’s the longlist:

    Mohammed Hasan Alwan, Ibn Arabi’s Small Death
    Translated from the Arabic by William M. Hutchins
    Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin

    Jon Fosse, A New Name: Septology VI-VII
    Translated from the Norwegian by Damion Searls
    Transit Books

    Shahriar Mandanipour, Seasons of Purgatory
    Translated from the Persian by Sara Khalili
    Bellevue Literary Press

    Scholastique Mukasonga, Kibogo
    Translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti
    Archipelago Books

    Mónica Ojeda, Jawbone
    Translated from the Spanish by Sarah Booker
    Coffee House Press

    Olga Ravn, The Employees
    Translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken
    New Directions Publishing

    Samanta Schweblin, Seven Empty Houses
    Translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell
    Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House

    Saša Stanišić, Where You Come From
    Translated from the German by Damion Searls
    Tin House Books

    Yoko Tawada, Scattered All Over the Earth
    Translated from the Japanese by Margaret Mitsutani
    New Directions Publishing

    Olga Tokarczuk, The Books of Jacob
    Translated from the Polish by Jennifer Croft
    Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House

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