2012 Best Translated Book Award Finalists for Fiction and Poetry

Just as the title says. I am happy to see that Scars and Never Any End to Paris have made it onto the fiction list. And I’ve wanted to get Kornél Esti and Kafka’s Leopards for a while now.

Full list and more details in the link. [via Three Percent]

Fiction Finalists:

Lightning by Jean Echenoz
Translated from the French by Linda Coverdale
New Press

Upstaged by Jacques Jouet
Translated from the French by Leland de la Durantaye
Dalkey Archive Press

Kornél Esti by Dezső Kosztolányi
Translated from the Hungarian by Bernard Adams
New Directions

I Am a Japanese Writer by Dany Laferrière
Translated from the French by David Homel
(Douglas & MacIntyre)

New Finnish Grammar by Diego Marani
Translated from the Italian by Judith Landry
Dedalus

Stone Upon Stone by Wiesław Myśliwski
Translated from the Polish by Bill Johnston
Archipelago Books

Scars by Juan José Saer
Translated from the Spanish by Steve Dolph
Open Letter

Kafka’s Leopards by Moacyr Scliar
Translated from the Portuguese by Thomas O. Beebee
Texas Tech University Press

In Red by Magdalena Tulli
Translated from the Polish by Bill Johnston
Archipelago Books

Never Any End to Paris by Enrique Vila-Matas
Translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean
New Directions

Poetry Finalists:

Hagar Before the Occupation, Hagar After the Occupation by Amal al-Jubouri
Translated from the Arabic by Rebecca Gayle Howell with Husam Qaisi
Alice James Books

Last Verses by Jules Laforgue
Translated from the French by Donald Revell
Omnidawn

Spectacle & Pigsty by Kiwao Nomura
Translated from the Japanese by Kyoko Yoshida and Forrest Gander
Omnidawn

A Fireproof Box by Gleb Shulpyakov
Translated from the Russian by Christopher Mattison
Canarium Books

engulf—enkindle by Anja Utler
Translation from the German by Kurt Beals
Burning Deck

False Friends by Uljana Wolf
Translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky
Ugly Duckling Presse

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