2015 Best Translated Book Award Announced!

The 25 books in fiction running for the Best Translated Book Award (BTBA) this year were announced on Tuesday, April 7 by the Three Percent website kept by the University of Rochester. The short list will be made available May 5th and the winner will be finally known on May 27th. Author and translator will receive each a cash prize of $5,000 USD, thanks to a grant by Amazon. The nominees for the Best Translated Poetry Award was also announced, and you can check out the long list here.

Let's go through the list, divided by language, starting with the one with the most nominations:

FROM SPANISH

FROM FRENCH

FROM CHINESE

FROM CZECH

FROM PORTUGUESE

FROM DANISH

  • Baboon by Naja Marie Aidt, translated by Denise Newman

FROM ITALIAN

FROM RUSSIAN

  • Pushkin Hills by Sergei Dovlatov, translated by Katherine Dovlatov

FROM SWEDISH