None of the 10 authors nominated for the Man Booker International Prize has a book on the 4 longlists. There are 76 spots on the combined longlists, including the 6 write-in spots for the Typographical Translation Prize. (3 of the 6 write-in titles show up on 1 of the 3 other longlists). There are 62 unique titles across the 4 lists. 34 of the books are from Europe, … Continue reading 2015 Translation Awards – By the Numbers
‘Tis the season for Translation Awards. The 2015 Best Translated Book Award, Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, PEN Translation Prize, Man Booker International Prize and Typographical Translation Prize (which has already been selected) – I’ve included the long lists for all five below. This year I thought it would be fun to put them all in one place and compare. Later this week I’ll be taking a closer look… … Continue reading Translation Award Season – The 2015 Edition
My re-cap of the Brooklyn Book Fest is over at Literary Kicks this year. Click on the picture to read the post. Continue reading Brooklyn Book Festival 2014
Despite the infrequent updates over the last few months, the world of translation has been hopping over the past month. So here are some random bits and bobs from the month of May. PEN Translation Festival I was lucky enough to get tickets to two events for the Pen World Voices Literary Festival: The Re-Interviews of Martin Amis & Michael Stipe and Translating On the Edge, … Continue reading More Updates From A BookSexy World…
A brand new year! I won’t pretend that I’ll miss 2013… years ending in the number 3 are never among my best. But now is the time to take stock of the last 12 months of reading and set some goals for the upcoming year. How many books did I read? A sad, sad 47 books. Not even halfway to my goal (Damn you GoodReads! … Continue reading Welcome 2014!