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Pete Law has sent me updated information about his translation-prizewinners event at Waterstone’s, Hampstead. I’m particularly pleased to see Nick Caistor – translator of, among many other works of Latin American fiction, Juan Carlos Onetti’s The Shipyard (yes, I’m still reading it – other things intervene, OK?) – make the cut. Literary Translation Prizes Event […]



My despatch-riders have been notably inactive of late, I notice. I suspect them of bunking off somewhere, probably reading. However, I thought I’d plug a ‘Fiction in Translation’ event taking place at Waterstone’s, Hampstead on the 24th October. The event features Lisa Appignanesi talking to Len Rix (translator of Hungarian novelists Antal Szerb – Journey […]

Now it’s the turn of the Prix Femina jury to announce its preliminary selection. (Honestly, you wait for one, and then four come along at once…) Again, like the Médicis, they have a French selection, and a choice of novels in translation. In the former category appear such names as Darrieusecq, Giles Leroy, the Poivre […]

…after the Goncourt, we now have the first selections for both the Prix Médicis, and the Prix Renaudot. William T. Vollmann and Marisha Pessl, I note, feature among those listed for the ‘Etranger’ section of the Médicis, as does Santiago Gamboa. I’m intrigued, entirely on the strength of its cover, by Knud Romer’s novel called, […]

The longlist for the Prix Goncourt 2007 has been announced by L’académie française: Olivier Adam : “A l’abri de rien” (L’Olivier) Pierre Assouline : “Le portrait” (Gallimard) Philippe Claudel : “Le rapport de Brodeck” (Stock) Marie Darrieussecq : “Tom est mort” (P.O.L.) Vincent Delecroix : “La chaussure sur le toit” (Gallimard) Delphine De Vigan : […]



A Different Stripe has a post not quite all about All About H. Hatterr, G. V. Desani’s book, and some other novels about modern India The Elegant Variation alerts us to the fact that the longlist for the Man Asian Literary Prize has just been announced … and, well, me either, but a number of […]