2011 Best Translated Book Award Winners

The 2011 Best Translated Book Award winners were announced tonight.

Fiction: The True Deceiver, by Tove Jansson, translated from the Swedish by Thomas Teal

Poetry: The Book of Things, by Aleš Šteger, translated from the Slovenian by Brian Henry

Excellent!  And this is the first year the winners get some prize money, $5,000 for each author and $5,000 for each translator (I’m not sure what they do if the author is deceased).  I have had The True Deceiver for over a year and will pull it down as soon as possible.

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  1. Hi Trevor. I’m two-thirds through The True Deceiver. What an odd little book, yet I’m really enjoying reading it. I’ll weigh in again when I’ve finished it. It’s a quick read…

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