Three Percent, the website dedicated to modern and contemporary international literature, have announced their longlist of 25 titles for this year’s Best Translated Book Awards.
Founded in 2007 with the purpose of bringing international fiction more into the focus of the American readership, this year’s longlist features authors from 19 countries writing in 12 languages.
Speaking at the announcement, award co-founder Chad W. Post said that the 25 titles selected for the longlist this year stood as a “testament to the number of high-quality works in translation that are making their way to American readers, thanks to a number of talented translators and exciting publishing houses.”
The final ten shortlisted titles for this year’s award will be announced on Thursday March 24th, with the overall winner being announced on April 29th in New York City, as part of the PEN World Voices Festival.
Meantime, Three Percent are planning on featuring each of the longlist titles on their website over the next few weeks, when each book’s particular qualities will be highlighted and discussed with the aid of translators, reviewers and editors.
The longlisted titles, presented in alphabetical order according to author, are as follows (clicking on a cover will take you to US publisher’s webpage for each book):