Best Translated Book Award 2012 Longlist Announced

Last Tuesday the translated-lit group Three Percent announced the longlist for their annual Best Translated Book Award. It is the fifth year for the award. The list includes the selected titles for the fiction award. Of these 25 titles, 10 will be selected as finalists for the shortlist, which will be announced on Tuesday, April 10th. On that day they will also announce the 10 finalists for the poetry title of the BTBA. From each of these two lists, a winner will be awarded and recognized by Three Percent as winner of the Best Translated Book Award.

Below is the list of the 25 titles that comprise the fiction longlist.

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Leeches by David Albahari
Translated from the Serbian by Ellen Elias-Bursać
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

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My Two Worlds by Sergio Chejfec
Translated from the Spanish by Margaret B. Carson
(Open Letter)

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Demolishing Nisard by Eric Chevillard
Translated from the French by Jordan Stump
(Dalkey Archive Press)

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Private Property by Paule Constant
Translated from the French by Margot Miller and France Grenaudier-Klijn
(University of Nebraska Press)

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Lightning by Jean Echenoz
Translated from the French by Linda Coverdale
(New Press)

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Zone by Mathias Énard
Translated from the French by Charlotte Mandell
(Open Letter)

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Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion? by Johan Harstad
Translated from the Norwegian by Deborah Dawkin
(Seven Stories)

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Upstaged by Jacques Jouet
Translated from the French by Leland de la Durantaye
(Dalkey Archive Press)

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Fiasco by Imre Kertész
Translated from the Hungarian by Tim Wilkinson
(Melville House)

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Montecore by Jonas Hassen Khemiri
Translated from the Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles
(Knopf)

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Kornel Esti by Dezső Kosztolányi
Translated from the Hungarian by Bernard Adams
(New Directions)

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I Am a Japanese Writer by Dany Laferrière
Translated from the French by David Homel
(Douglas & MacIntyre)

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Suicide by Edouard Levé
Translated from the French by Jan Steyn
(Dalkey Archive Press)

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New Finnish Grammar by Diego Marani
Translated from the Italian by Judith Landry
(Dedalus)

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Purgatory by Tomás Eloy Martínez
Translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne
(Bloomsbury)

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Stone Upon Stone by Wiesław Myśliwski
Translated from the Polish by Bill Johnston
(Archipelago Books)

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Scenes from Village Life by Amos Oz
Translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

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The Shadow-Boxing Woman by Inka Parei
Translated from the German by Katy Derbyshire
(Seagull Books)

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Funeral for a Dog by Thomas Pletzinger
Translated from the German by Ross Benjamin
(W.W. Norton)

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Scars by Juan José Saer
Translated from the Spanish by Steve Dolph
(Open Letter)

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Kafka’s Leopards by Moacyr Scliar
Translated from the Portuguese by Thomas O. Beebee
(Texas Tech University Press)

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Seven Years by Peter Stamm
Translated from the German by Michael Hofmann
(Other Press)

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The Truth about Marie by Jean-Philippe Toussaint
Translated from the French by Matthew B. Smith
(Dalkey Archive Press)

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In Red by Magdalena Tulli
Translated from the Polish by Bill Johnston
(Archipelago Books)

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Never Any End to Paris by Enrique Vila-Matas
Translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean
(New Directions)

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