The 2018 National Book Award finalists are in, including a new category for translated literatures

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The 2018 National Book Award finalists are in, including a new category for translated literatures

Oct 10 2018

The finalists for the National Book Award are in, and this year, there’s more of them than ever before.

For 2018, the National Book Foundation has added a new category for translated literature, in what seems to be an attempt to push back against the idea that Americans don’t read books from other countries. It doesn’t spotlight only unfamiliar names, though: The finalists in this category include Trick, translated by Namesake author Jhumpa Lahiri, who has written extensively about her decision to begin reading and writing in Italian after years of being celebrated for her beautiful English sentences.

Source: Vox

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