2015 National Translation Award Longlist in Prose!

ALTA Blog

The American Literary Translators Association is pleased to announce the 12-title longlists for the 2015 National Translation Awards in Poetry and Prose. Poetry Longlist here!

This is the seventeenth year for the NTA, which is administered by the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA), and the first year to award separate prizes in poetry and prose. The NTA is the only national award for translated fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction that includes a rigorous examination of the source text and its relation to the finished English work.

Featuring authors writing in 11 different languages, from 12 countries, this year’s longlists expand the prize’s dedication to literary diversity in English.

Books eligible for this year’s award include titles published anywhere in the world in the previous calendar year (2014) that were translated into English. The selection criteria include both the quality of the finished English language book, and the quality of the…

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