Posted on 09/16/2020 at 05:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The longlist for the National Book Award for Translated Literature came out today.

One author, Perumal Murugan, is a longlist repeat, having been a contender in 2018.

Finalists will be announced October 6, and the winners will be revealed November 18.

  • The Enlightenment of Greengage Tree, written by Shokoofeh Azar and translated from the Persian by Anonymous.

  • The Helios Disaster, written by Linda Boström Knausgȧrd and translated from the Swedish by Rachel Wilson-Broyles.

  • High as the Waters Rise, written by Anja Kampmann and translated from the German by Anne Posten.

  • The Family Clause, written by Jonas Hassen Khemiri and translated from the Swedish by Alice Menzies.

  • Hurricane Season, written by Fernanda Melchor and translated from the Spanish by Sophie Hughes.

  • Tokyo Ueno Station, written by Yu Miri and translated from the Japanese by Morgan Giles.

  • The Story of a Goat, written by Perumal Murugan and translated from the Tamil by N. Kalyan Raman.

  • Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982, written by Cho Nam-Joo and translated from the Korean by Jamie Chang.

  • The Bitch, written by Pilar Quintana and translated from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman.

  • Minor Detail, written by Adania Shibli and translated from the Arabic by Elisabeth Jaquette.

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