Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2014

Peakreads is not just concerned with the literary bounty of our lush valleys but with writing and stories from the tip of Patagonia to the peaks of the Himalaya- and everything in between. The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize celebrates this range and diversity by highlighting fiction in translation and the prize rewards author and translator in equal measure- £5, 000 each. The shortlist was presented on April 8th at the London Book Fair by some of the judges- Boyd Tonkin, Alev Adil and Shaun Whiteside -and the winner will be announced on May 22nd.  Check out this link for details of the shortlisted books. Just briefly they are:

Revenge by Yoko Ogawa- translated by Stephen Snyder from Japanese.

The Mussel Feast by Birgit Vanderbeke- translated by Jamie Bulloch from German.

Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami- translated by Allison Markin Powell from Japanese.

The Iraqi Christ by Hassan Blasim- translated by Jonathan Wright from Arabic.

A Meal in Winter by Hubert Mingarelli- translated by Sam Taylor from French.

A Man in Love by Karl Ove Knausgaard- translated by Don Bartlett from Norwegian.

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