Longlist announced for Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2013

The 2013 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize longlist has been announced, revealing a globe-spanning selection of sixteen translated titles which will be vying for this year's top prize of £10,000, which is uniquely shared equally between author and … [Read more...]

Aharon Appelfeld wins Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2012

The winner of this year's Independent Foreign Fiction Prize was announced last night as Aharon Appelfeld, with his Holocaust novel, Blooms of Darkness (Alma Books); translated from the Hebrew by Jeffrey M. Green. Appelfeld's novel, which is based … [Read more...]

Sjón chosen as winner of 2012 ‘Shadow’ Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

If you've been following RobAroundBooks these past few weeks then you will know that I, along with others (details below), have been 'shadow judging' this year's official Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. We read, reviewed and mulled over the … [Read more...]

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2012 shortlist

The shortlist for this year's Independent Foreign Fiction Prize was published this morning, revealing a final line up of six titles which span two centuries of history, and a geography that reaches from Iceland through western Europe, all the way to … [Read more...]

‘Shadow’ Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2012 shortlist revealed

If you've been following my activities over the past month or so (both here, and on Twitter), then you'll know that I've been busying myself with serving on a 'shadow jury' for this year's Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. The brain child of … [Read more...]

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2012 longlist revealed

The longlist for this year's Independent Foreign Fiction Prize was announced early today, revealing another diverse selection of globe-spanning titles which have been translated into the English language. Topping this year's selection is Haruki … [Read more...]

Rafik Schami features in new Words Without Borders edition

Words Without Borders have posted the August edition of their online magazine. This month sees a continuation of their 'Arab Spring' theme, which focuses on literature from the countries involved in the Middle Eastern uprisings. This month's … [Read more...]

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2011 longlist announced

The longlist for this year's Independent Foreign Fiction Prize was announced earlier today. Funded by Arts Council England, and administrated for the first time this year by the Booktrust, the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize is the only UK prize … [Read more...]

Three Percent announce longlist for 2011 Best Translated Book Awards

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 … [Read more...]

Book News: World lit fans gear up for PEN World Voices Festival

Tomorrow sees the launch of this year's PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature as 150 top writers from 40 countries gather in New York City to participate in a week-long celebration of global writing. And this year's Festival is set … [Read more...]