We are excited to announce the finalists for the 2019 Big Other Book Award for Translation. The winner will be announced May 16, 2020 at the inaugural Big Other Book Awards Ceremony.
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Without further ado, here are the finalists for the 2019 Big Other Book Award for Translation:
Puerto Rico en mi corazón, edited by Carina del Valle Schorske, Ricardo Maldonado, Erica Mena, and Raquel Salas Rivera (Anomalous Press)
Chantal Akerman’s My Mother Laughs (The Song Cave), translated by Corina Copp
Jean-Baptiste Del Amo’s Animalia (Grove Press), translated by Frank Wynne
Marguerite Duras’ Me & Other Writing (Dorothy), translated by Olivia Baes and Emma Ramadan
Nona Fernández’s Space Invaders (Graywolf Press), translated by Natasha Wimmer
Paulina Flores’s Humiliation (Catapult), translated by Megan McDowell
Jean Frémon’s Now, Now, Louison (New Directions), translated by Cole Swensen
Keum Suk Gendry-Kim’s Grass (Drawn and Quarterly), translated by Janet Hong
Vigdis Horth’s Will and Testament (Verso), translated by Charlotte Barslund
László Krasznahorkai’s Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming (New Directions), translated by Ottilie Mulzet
Juan José Millás’s From the Shadows (Bellevue Literary Press), translated by Thomas Bunstead and Daniel Hahn
Valérie Mréjen’s Black Forest (Deep Vellum), translated by Katie Shireen Assef
Véronique Pittolo’s Hero (Black Square Editions), translated by Laura Mullen
Paco Roca’s The House (Fantagraphics), translated by Andrea Rosenberg
Zahia Rahmani’s “Muslim”: A Novel (Deep Vellum), translated by Matt Reeck
Raymond Roussel’s The Alley of Fireflies and Other Stories (The Song Cave), translated by Mark Ford
Dušan Šarotar’s Billiards at the Hotel Dobray (Istros Books), translated by Rawley Grau
Pajtim Statovci’s Crossing (Pantheon Books), translated by David Hackston
Miyó Vestrini’s Grenade in Mouth (Kenning Editions), translated by Anne Boyer and Cassandra Gillig
Kim Yideum’s Blood Sisters (Deep Vellum), translated by Jiyoon Lee
John Madera's fiction may be found in Conjunctions, Opium Magazine, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His criticism may be found in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, John Madera lives in New York City, where he runs Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.