The Best Translated Book Award is the largest prize for literature in translation in the United States. Selected from all original translations published last year, the author and translator of each winning title–there is one for fiction and another for poetry–will receive a $5,000 cash prize. This year’s awardees will be announced in simultaneous ceremonies: one in New York and the other here in Paris, at Shakespeare and Company, 37 rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, Monday 28th April 7:00pm.
Join Belgian novelist Amélie Nothomb, Best Translated Book Award judge and AUP professor Daniel Medin, and a passel of writers and translators from the UK (Siân Melangell Dafydd, Joanna Walsh), USA (Peter Wortsman, Lauren Elkin) and France (Joëlle Defeuilly, Céline Leroy) as we celebrate all of the prize’s finalists, along with the art of literary translation, with readings from the shortlist.
Check out the BTBA longlist.