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NTA Longlist: The Woman Who Borrowed Memories by Tove Jansson translated by Thomas Teal & Silvester Mazzarella

The Woman Who Borrowed Memories by Tove Jansson, translated from the Swedish by Thomas Teal & Silvester Mazzarella (New York Review Books) Thomas Teal and Silvester Mazzarella have brought Tove Jansson’s stories from The Woman who Borrowed Memories into a richly modulated English that suits … Continue reading

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NTA Longlist: Nothing More to Lose by Najwan Darwish translated by Kareem James Abu-Zeid

Nothing More to Lose by Najwan Darwish, translated from the Arabic by Kareem James Abu-Zeid (New York Review Books) The biblical, the mythological, and the quotidian mix with political resistance and dissent in this powerful collection by Palestinian poet Najwan Darwish. A … Continue reading

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NTA Longlist: End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck translated by Susan Bernofsky

End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck, translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky (New Directions) In a dreamlike series of five “books,” The End of Days addresses the question of what if a baby who died in the early twentieth century had lived … Continue reading

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NTA Longlist: Breathturn into Timestead by Paul Celan translated by Pierre Joris

Breathturn into Timestead by Paul Celan, translated from the German by Pierre Joris (Farrar Straus and Giroux) More than a monumental work of scholarship, Pierre Joris’s 40-year project in translation of the later poetry of one of the twentieth century’s most original … Continue reading

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NTA Longlist: Street of Thieves by Mathias Enard translated by Charlotte Mandell

Street of Thieves by Mathias Enard, translated from the French by Charlotte Mandell (Open Letter Books) Spanning the events of Arab Spring and the collapse of Europe’s economy, Street of Thieves depicts crime and alienation across borders and cultures. The novel combines a … Continue reading

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