Here’s the longlist for the 2020 National Book Award for Translated Literature.

In more literary news, the National Book Foundation has just announced the longlist for the 2020 National Book Award for Translated Literature. The longlist includes ten novels originally published in eight different languages: Arabic, German, Spanish, Persian, Tamil, Korean, Japanese, and Swedish. The finalists will be revealed on October 6th, and the winners will be announced […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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Angry Robot's Zoo City wins Arthur C Clarke award

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