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Warwick Prize for Women in Translation 2019 shortlist announced

In the UK, the shortlist for the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation has been announced.

The shortlisted titles are:

  • Disoriental (Négar Djavadi, trans Tina Kover, Europa Editions)
  • Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead (Olga Tokarczuk, trans by Antonia Lloyd-Jones, Text)
  • Katalin Street (Magda Szabó, trans by Len Rix, Maclehose Press)
  • Negative of a Group Photograph (Azita Ghahreman, trans by Maura Dooley with Elhum Shakerifar, Bloodaxe and The Poetry Translation Centre)
  • People in the Room (Norah Lange, trans by Charlotte Whittle, And Other Stories)
  • The Years (Annie Ernaux, trans by Alison L Strayer, Seven Stories Press).

Established by the University of Warwick in 2017, the £1000 (A$1900) prize was created ‘to address the gender imbalance in translated literature and to increase the number of international women’s voices accessible by a British and Irish readership’.

The winner will be announced at a ceremony in London on 20 November. For more information about the prize, visit the website.



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