SF in Translation Winners

Winners have been announced for the inaugural “Favorite SF in Translation” award, given to non-Anglophone speculative fiction that has been translated into English and published between January 1 and December 31, 2018. The winners were chosen by a readers’ survey.


  • WINNER: The Bottom of the Sky, Rodrigo Fresan, translated by Will Vanderhyden (Open Letter)
  • First Runner-up: Condomnauts, Yoss, translated by David Frye (Restless)
  • Second Runner-up: Killing Commendatore, Haruki Murakami, translated by Philip Gabriel & Ted Goossen (Knopf)

Short Story

  • WINNER: “City X: A Novel in 101 Tweets”, Alberto Chimal, translated by Sara Caplan, Rita Correa, Mónica Bravo Díaz, Rachel Echeto, Emily Gilmore, Lauren Hammer, Hannah Mitchell, Matthew Mogulescu Ross & LaTasha Weston (Latin American Literature Today 11/18)
  • First Runner-up: “A Portuguese Ghost”, Miguel Gomes, translated by Katie Brown (Latin American Literature Today 11/18)
  • Second Runner-up: “Health for All”, Yoss, translated by George Henson (World Literature Today 11/18)


  • WINNER: Alphaland, Cristina Jurado, translated by James Womack (Nevsk)
  • First Runner-up: Land of Smoke, Sara Gallardo, translated by Jessica Sequeira (Pushkin)
  • Second Runner-up: Catastrophe, Dino Buzzati, translated by Judith Landry (Ecco)


  • WINNER: George Henson
  • First Runner-up: Toshiya Kamei
  • Second Runner-up: Katie Brown


  • WINNER: Latin American Literature Today
  • First Runner-up: World Literature Today
  • Second Runner-up: Rosarium Publishing

For more information, see the SF in Translation website.

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