World Literature Today’s 75 Notable Translations of 2019, by Michelle Johnson

News and Events Michelle Johnson In 2019 WLT continued publishing fiction, poems, interviews, and essays in translation—publishing more than 50 pieces from languages ranging from Albanian to Zoque—along with pieces by translators about their work. In addition, WLT published more than 70 reviews of translations. Ismail Kadare, whose work is widely available in English translation from the French, won the Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Linda Coverdale’s translation of Patrick Chamoiseau’s Slave Old Man and Laura Cesarco Eglin’s translation of Hilda Hilst’s Of Death. Minimal Odes won the Best Translated Book Awards. The Warwick Prize for Women in Translation, now in its third year, went to Annie Ernaux’s The Years, translated by Alison L. Strayer, and László Krasznahorkai won a US National Book Award for translated literature (a category added just last year) for Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming, translated by Ottilie Mulzet. Olga Tokarczuk’s work continued to gain a wider readership with the US publication of Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones. After winning the 2018 Man Booker International Prize for Flights, along with translator Jennifer Croft, Tokarczuk was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature in October 2019. Riverhead Books will publish her one-thousand-page historical novel, The Books of Jacob, in 2021. But how are women in translation faring generally? Chad Post at... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

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