2022 NBA Translated Literature Longlist

The ten-title longlist for the National Book Awards (NBA) in the Translated Literature category has been announced, including the following titles and authors of genre interest.

  • A New Name: Septology VI-VII, Jon Fosse, translated by Damion Searls (Transit)
  • Seasons of Purgatory, Shahriar Mandanipour, translated by Sara Khalili (Bellevue Literary)
  • Jawbone, Mónica Ojeda, translated by Sarah Booker (Coffee House)
  • The Employees, Olga Ravn, translated by Martin Aitken (New Directions)
  • Seven Empty Houses, Samanta Schweblin, translated by Megan McDowell (Riverhead/Penguin Random)
  • Where You Come From, Saša Stanišić, translated by Damion Searls
  • Scattered All Over the Earth, Yoko Tawada, translated by Margaret Mitsutani (New Directions)
  • The Books of Jacob, Olga Tokarczuk, translated by Jennifer Croft (Riverhead/Penguin Random)

Publishers submitted 146 books for the awards; the judges are Nick Buzanski, Veronica Esposito, Ann Goldstein (Chair), Rohan Kamicheril, and Russell Scott Valentino.

Winners in all categories will be announced at the National Book Awards ceremony on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. For more, see the official announcement.


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