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Monday, 27 April 2015

Pulitzer, Stella, IMPAC Dublin Literary and PEN Translation Prize Annoucements

Award announcements have been flowing through thick and fast and being a member of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Shadow Jury has kept me quite busy with reading, conferring, reviewing so the award announcements have been pushed to the back burner for a few weeks.

Time to get up to date

Pulitzer Prize 2015

Finalists were:

“Let Me Be Frank With You” by Richard Ford
“The Moor’s Account” by Laila Lalami, and
“Lovely, Dark, Deep” by Joyce Carol Oates

The winner of the $10,000 prize for a work of “fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life” was Anthony Doerr for his World War II novel “All The Light We Cannot See”

Stella Prize

The winner of the Australia based Stella Prize, $50,000 to celebrate Australian women writers, was taken out by Emily Bitto for her debut novel “The Strays”

IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

The world’s richest Literary Prize (or so they claim) with a 100,000 euro prize (all to the author if written in English, 75,000 to the writer and 25,000 to the translator if a translated work), announced their shortlist.

“Americanah” by Chimanda Ngoki Adichie
“Harvest” by Jim Crace
“The Narrow Road to the Deep North” by Richard Flanagan
“Burial Rites” by Hannah Kent
“K” by Bernado Kucinski (translated by Sue Branford)
“TransAtlantic” by Colum McCann
“Someone” by Alice McDermott
“Sparta” by Roxana Robinson

The winner will be announced on 17 June 2015

US Pen Translation Prize

$3,000 up for grabs:

The shortlist is as follows with the winner to be announced on 13 May 2015:

“The Gray Notebook” by Josep Pla (translated by  Peter Bush)
“The Symmetry Teacher” by Andrei Bitov (translated by Polly Gannon)
“Baboon” by Naja Marie Aidt (translated by Denise Newman)
“Texas: The Great Theft” by Carmen Boullosa (translated by Samantha Schnee)

“Self-Portrait in Green” by Marie NDiaye (translated by Jordan Stump)

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