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Announcing the NTA Award Shortlists in Poetry and Prose

The American Literary Translators Association is pleased to announce the shortlists for the 2015 National Translation Awards in Poetry and Prose. This is the seventeenth year for the NTA, which is administered by the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA), and … Continue reading

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NTA Longlist: Poems of Osip Mandelstam by Osip Mandelstam translated by Peter France

Poems of Osip Mandelstam by Osip Mandelstam, Translated from the Russian by Peter France (New Directions) One of the most difficult tasks facing a translator of rhymed poetry is to equally enchant new readers with a lyrical style that conveys the original musicality. … Continue reading

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NTA Longlist: Guarding the Air: Selected Poems of Gunnar Harding by Gunnar Harding translated by Roger Greenwald

Guarding the Air: Selected Poems of Gunnar Harding by Gunnar Harding, translated from the Swedish by Roger Greenwald (Black Widow Press) In his generous selection from the entire career of this important contemporary Swedish poet, Roger Greenwald makes a major contribution to … Continue reading

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NTA Longlist: Lazy Suzie by Suzanne Doppelt translated by Cole Swensen

Lazy Suzie by Suzanne Doppelt, translated from the French by Cole Swensen (Litmus Press) With a slowly spinning display of the senses, Suzanne Doppelt provokes a rethinking of how we experience reality. An interplay of words and photographs, these prose poems, bracingly rendered … Continue reading

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NTA Longlist: The Mad and the Bad by Jean-Patrick Manchette translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith

The Mad and the Bad by Jean-Patrick Manchette, translated from the French by Donald Nicholson-Smith (New York Review Books) Donald Nicholson-Smith brings the violence, humor, and social satire of Jean-Patrick Manchette’s The Mad and the Bad into a no-nonsense English that perfectly suits … Continue reading

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