Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Found in Translation, BTBA part 2

In a previous post here on The Boswellians, I shared some thoughts on works in translation as a segue into showing off our table that displays many of the titles featured on the longlist of the Best Translated Book Award. The finalists have been announced and are listed below. You can also visit BTBA 2010 Fiction Finalists: A Recap to read excerpts from each of the shortlisted titles.

The Best Translated Book Award Poetry Finalists have also been announced.

Ghosts by Cesar Aira, trans. from Spanish by Chris Andrews (Argentina)

The Twin*
by Gerbrand Bakker, trans. from Dutch by David Colmer (Netherlands)

Anonymous Celebrity
by Loyola Brandao, trans. from Portugese by Nelson Vieira (Brazil)

by Hugo Claus, trans. from Dutch by Michael Henry Heim (Belgium)

The Weather Fifteen Years Ago**
by Wolf Haas, trans. from German by Gilardi and Hansen (Austria)

The Confessions of Noa Weber
by Gail Hareven, trans. from Hebrew by Dalya Bilu (Israel)

The Discoverer
by Jan Kjaerstad, trans. from Norwegian by Barbara Haveland (Norway)

Memories of the Future***
by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, trans. from Russian by Joanne Turnbull (Russia)

by Jose Manuel Prieto, trans. from Spanish by Esther Allen (Cuba)

The Tanners
by Robert Walser, trans. from German by Susan Bernofsky (Switzerland)

If you are really keen on international works, be sure to check out Three Percent's Preview of the 2010 International Prize for Arabic Fiction to get a glimpse of some of the most important creative writing coming from the Arab world.

And, finally, if you are a bookstore and would like to help promote the Best Translated Book Awards and their finalists, there is a lovely sign/flyer that you can download for displays.

*originally $25.00, we have a limited quantity available at $9.99, along with a few other translated works including Le Clezio's The Prospector ($9.99) and Toussaint's Camera (5.99)
**the only title unavailable for purchase from us at this time
***our top seller off this list

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