Daniel Medin reports on the winners of the 2011 best translated book award:
Slovenian Aleš Šteger’s The Book of Things along with its translator Brian Henry (BOA Editions) for poetry, and Finnish genius Tove Jansson for her 1982 novel The True
Deceiver, translated from the Swedish by Thomas Teal (NYRB Classics).
Delighted by this result. Jansson’s Summer Book, another NYRB Classic, was one of the best novels I read last year.
Or listen to a podcast about the event here.