2021 NBA Translated Literature Longlist

The National Book Awards Translated Literature 10-title longlist has been announced, including works of genre interest:

  • Waiting for the Waters to Rise, Maryse Condé, translated by Richard Philcox (World Editions)
  • On the Origin of Species and Other Stories, Bo-Young Kim, translated by Joungmin Lee Comfort & Sora Kim-Russell (Kaya)
  • When We Cease to Understand the World, Benjamín Labatut, translated by Adrian Nathan West (Pushkin)
  • Rabbit Island, Elvira Navarro, translated by Christina MacSweeney (Two Lines)

164 books were submitted for the Translated Literature category. The judges are Jessie Chaffee, Madhu H. Kaza, Achy Obejas, Sergio de la Pava, and Stephen Snyder (chair).

Five finalists will be announced October 5, 2021, and winners on November 17, 2021. Each finalist will receive a $1,000 prize, a medal, and a judge’s citation, and each of the category winners will receive $10,000 and a bronze sculpture.

The Young People’s Literature longlist was previously announced.

For more information, including the complete list of titles, see the National Book Foundation site.

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