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Announcing the 2016 NTA Shortlists in Poetry and Prose!

September 29, 2016—The American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) is pleased to announce the shortlists for the 2016 National Translation Awards (NTA) in Poetry and Prose! This is the eighteenth year for the NTA, which is administered by the ALTA, and … Continue reading

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NTA Longlist: Tristano Dies by Antonio Tabucchi, trans. by Elizabeth Harris (Archipelago Books)

Tristano Dies: A Life By Antonio Tabucchi (Italy) Translated from the Italian by Elizabeth Harris (Archipelago Books) In Antonio Tabucchi’s Tristano Dies, a dying Italian Resistance hero has called a writer to his bedside to tell him the story not … Continue reading

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NTA Longlist: The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli, trans. by Christina MacSweeney (Coffee House Press)

The Story of My Teeth By Valeria Luiselli (Mexico) Translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeney (Coffee House Press) Written in loose collaboration with workers in a Mexican juice factory, Valeria Luiselli’s The Story of My Teeth has undergone further … Continue reading

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NTA Longlist: The Physics of Sorrow by Georgi Gospodinov, trans. by Angela Rodel (Open Letter Books)

The Physics of Sorrow By Georgi Gospodinov (Bulgaria) Translated from the Bulgarian by Angela Rodel (Open Letter Books) Alternately funny and heartbreaking, this labyrinthine tale—befitting the Minotaur motif at its core—erases time and space to explore what it means to … Continue reading

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NTA Longlist: The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud, trans. by John Cullen (Other Press)

The Meursault Investigation By Kamel Daoud (Algeria) Translated from the French by John Cullen (Other Press) Kamel Daoud’s The Meursault Investigation is a powerful reimagining of the story of Albert Camus’s The Stranger—or, rather, a writing-back that imagines not only … Continue reading

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