US National Book Awards 2019: Longlist in Translated Literature

The National Book Foundation has announced the category lists for its 70th annual awards ceremony.

The Translated Literature Award is in its second year (last year’s winner was The Emissary by Yoko Tawada.)

The Award honours authors and translators - the US$10,000 prize is split evenly between the winning author and translator.

This year’s longlist features works translated from ten languages: Arabic, Danish, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Publishers submitted a total of 145 books for the 2019 National Book Award for Translated Literature.

The award winners will be announced in Ocober 2019.

For more information and for the full Longlist, see Book Riot.