Category: Translation

  • Noor Naga is Premio Gregor von Rezzori 2024 finalist

    Noor Naga is Premio Gregor von Rezzori 2024 finalist

    Noor Naga’s novel Come Dividere una Pesca is a finalist for Premio Gregor von Rezzori 2024; the announcement was made on Tuesday, April 23, 2024. Gregor von Rezzori was a novelist, memoirist, screenwriter, and author of radio plays, as well as an actor, journalist, visual artist, art critic, and art collector. He passed away in…

  • Itamar Vieira Junior on International Booker Prize 2024 shortlist.

    Itamar Vieira Junior on International Booker Prize 2024 shortlist.

    Itamar Vieira Junior’s novel Crooked Plow is on the shortlist for the International Booker Prize 2024 announced on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. The International Booker Prize is awarded annually for the finest single work of fiction from around the world translated into English and published in the UK and Ireland. David Diop won the award…

  • Sheikh Zayed Book Awards 2024 winners announced.

    Sheikh Zayed Book Awards 2024 winners announced.

    Reem Bassiouney, Dr Houssem Eddine Chachia, and Dr Ahmed Somai won at the Sheikh Zayed Book Awards 2024 on Thursday, April 4, 2024. The Sheikh Zayed Book Award is presented to Arab writers, intellectuals, and publishers as well as young talent whose writings and translations of humanities have scholarly and objectively enriched Arab cultural, literary…

  • Translations: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Blaise Ndala, Djaïli Amadou Amal, Lisette Lombe

    Translations: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Blaise Ndala, Djaïli Amadou Amal, Lisette Lombe

    Translations for books by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Blaise Ndala, Djaïli Amadou Amal, and Lisette Lombe are available for your reading pleasure. La Femme Premiere by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi Book:   La Femme PremiereOriginal Title:  The First WomanAuthor:  Jennifer Nansubuga MakumbiTranslator:  Céline SchwallerPublisher:  Editions MétailiéPublishing Date:  March 1, 2024Language:   English to FrenchWhere to Find it:  Editions Métailié…

  • Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2024 shortlists announced.

    Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2024 shortlists announced.

    The shortlists for the Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2024 were announced on Thursday, March 7, 2024. The Sheikh Zayed Book Award is presented to Arab writers, intellectuals, and publishers as well as young talent whose writings and translations of humanities have scholarly and objectively enriched Arab cultural, literary and social life. The categories handed out…

  • Translations: Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Maaza Mengiste, Scholastique Mukasonga, Fred Khumalo

    Translations: Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Maaza Mengiste, Scholastique Mukasonga, Fred Khumalo

    Translations of books by Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Maaza Mengiste, Scholastique Mukasonga, and Fred Khumalo are available for your reading pleasure. Book:   The Villain’s DanceOriginal Title:  Author:  Fiston Mwanza MujilaTranslator:  Roland GlasserPublisher:  Deep Vellum PublishingPublishing Date:  March 12, 2024Language:   French to EnglishWhere to Find it:  Deep Vellum Full of wit, music, and a rollicking cast of…

  • Itamar Vieira Junior on International Booker Prize 2024 longlist.

    Itamar Vieira Junior on International Booker Prize 2024 longlist.

    Itamar Vieira Junior’s novel Crooked Plow is on the longlist for the International Booker Prize 2024 announced on Monday, March 11, 2024. The International Booker Prize is awarded annually for the finest single work of fiction from around the world which has been translated into English and published in the UK and Ireland. David Diop…

  • Translations: Anni Domingo, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Makenzy Orcel, Shingai Njeri Kigunda

    Translations: Anni Domingo, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Makenzy Orcel, Shingai Njeri Kigunda

    Translations for books by Anni Domingo, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Makenzy Orcel, and Shingai Njeri Kigunda are available for your reading pleasure. Book: The EmperorOriginal Title: L’EmpereurAuthor: Makenzy OrcelTranslator: Nathan H. Dize.Publisher: Seagull BooksPublishing Date:  May 2024Language:  French to EnglishWhere to Find it:  Click here. Having committed the irreparable, a man waits in his room for someone…

  • Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2024 longlists announced.

    Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2024 longlists announced.

    The longlists for the Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2024 in literature, Children’s Literature, Young Author and Translation were announced on November 17 and 28, 2024. The Sheikh Zayed Book Award is presented to Arab writers, intellectuals, and publishers as well as young talent whose writings and translations of humanities have scholarly and objectively enriched Arab…

  • ArabLit Story Prize 2023 shortlists announced

    ArabLit Story Prize 2023 shortlists announced

    The shortlist for the ArabLit Story Prize 2023, the sixth edition so far, was announced on Monday, October 30, 2023. The ArabLit Story Prize is an award celebrating the best short stories, in any genre, newly translated from Arabic into English. It was founded by Arablit.org, a leading resource on Arab literature in 2018. Previous…

  • US National Book Awards 2023 shortlists announced

    US National Book Awards 2023 shortlists announced

    The shortlists for the US National Book Awards 2023 were announced on October 3, 2013. Here are the writers of African descent who made it. The US National Book Awards are literary awards from the Northern American nations National Book Foundation established in 1936. They are conferred on the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translated…

  • US National Book Awards 2023 longlists announced

    US National Book Awards 2023 longlists announced

    The longlists for the US National Book Awards 2023 were announced from September 13 – 15, 2013. Here are the writers of African descent who made it. The US National Book Awards are literary awards from the Northern American nations National Book Foundation established in 1936. They are conferred on the categories of fiction, nonfiction,…

  • Translations: Meja Mwangi, Resoketswe Manenzhe, Ayanna Lloyd Banwo, Leila Mottley

    Translations: Meja Mwangi, Resoketswe Manenzhe, Ayanna Lloyd Banwo, Leila Mottley

    Translations for books by Meja Mwangi, Resoketswe Manenzhe, Leila Mottley, and Ayanna Lloyd Banwo are available for your reading pleasure. Kasim, Der Moniker by Meja Mwangi Book: Kasim, Der MonikerOriginal Title:  Kasim the ComedianAuthor:  Meja MwangiTranslator:  Jutta HimmelreichPublisher:  Peter Hammer VerlagPublishing Date:  March 6, 2023Language: English to GermanWhere to Find it: Peter Hammer Verlag, Amazon.…

  • Cherie Jones, Mohamed Mbougar Sarr on Internationaler Literaturpreis 2023 shortlist

    Cherie Jones, Mohamed Mbougar Sarr on Internationaler Literaturpreis 2023 shortlist

    Cherie Jones and Mohamed Mbougar Sarr are on the shortlist for the Internationaler Literaturpreis 2023 announced on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. Internationaler Literaturpreis (English: International Literature Award) is a German literary award for international prose translated into German for the first time. It has been awarded annually by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and…

  • Neue Töchter Afrikas launches in Cologne, Germany.

    Neue Töchter Afrikas launches in Cologne, Germany.

    Neue Töchter Afrikas, the German sister of the anthology New Daughters of Africa, edited by Christa Morgenrath and Eva Wernecke launched in Cologne, Germany on June 20, 2023. New Daughters of Africa (Myriad 2019) is an anthology edited by Margaret Busby that features the writing of over 200 women writers in Africa and its diaspora.…