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Herrera, Dillman win Best Translated Book Award 2016

Mexican author Yuri Herrera and translator Lisa Dillman have won the US$10,000 (A$13,380) Best Translated Book Award for Signs Preceding the End of the World (And Other Stories Publishing), reports the Guardian. The novel tells the story of a young woman, Makina, crossing the Mexico border into the US in search of her brother, and was chosen from a shortlist of ten books and a longlist of 35 books. Judge Jason Grunebaum said, ‘This novel of real pathos and unexpected displacement in self, place, and language achieves a near perfect artistic convergence of translator and author while giving readers an urgent account from today’s wall-building world.’ The awards are administered by the University of Rochester’s Three Percent blog, and funded by Amazon’s literary partnerships program.


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