Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Another Longlist

 2016  Best Translated Book Award - fiction longlist

 I've read some, others are in my possession but not yet read, some are on my to be acquired (purchase or borrow), and a few I know little about. 

Arvida by Samuel Archibald, translated from the French by Donald Winkler (Canada, Biblioasis)
Library doesn't own 

Beauty is a Wound by Eka Kurniawan, translated from the Indonesian by Annie Tucker (Indonesia, New Directions)
  Submitted request to library (3/30/16) Read it in May, really liked it

Berlin by Aleš Šteger, translated from the Slovene by Brian Henry, Forrest Gander, and Aljaž Kovac (Slovenia, Counterpath)
 Library doesn't own

The Big Green Tent by Ludmila Ulitskaya, translated from the Russian by Polly Gannon (Russia, FSG)
  Submitted request to library (3/30/16) 

The Body Where I Was Born by Guadalupe Nettel, translated from the Spanish by J. T. Lichtenstein (Mexico, Seven Stories Press)
 owned but not read (kindle)

The Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector, translated from the Portuguese by Katrina Dodson (Brazil, New Directions)
want to read, but in no rush. Library has

The Four Books by Yan Lianke, translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas (China, Grove Press) read, library book of the ones I've read, I liked this the least--but it is good and worthy of inclusion.

French Perfume by Amir Tag Elsir, translated from the Arabic by William M. Hutchins (Sudan, Antibookclub)
Library doesn't own

A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa, translated from the Portuguese by Daniel Hahn (Angola, Archipelago Books)
 Library doesn't own has, requested 6/4/2016

I Refuse by Per Petterson, translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett (Norway, Graywolf Press)
library request pending not sure about the subject matter, I may not stick with it. Status is "in transit" but library having delivery problems so it will be a week or so. Read in May, liked it

The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud, translated from the French by John Cullen (Algeria, Other Press)
 read, library book liked it

Mirages of the Mind by Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi, translated from the Urdu by Matt Reeck and Aftab Ahmad (India, New Directions)
Submitted request to library (3/30/16) read about half (in May) had to return it, will get again and finish it

Moods by Yoel Hoffmann, translated from the Hebrew by Peter Cole (Israel, New Directions)
Library has, but I may pass on this one

Murder Most Serene by Gabrielle Wittkop, translated from the French by Louise Rogers Lalaurie (France, Wakefield Press)
library doesn't own

Nowhere to Be Found by Bae Suah, translated from the Korean by Sora Kim-Russell (South Korea, AmazonCrossing)
library doesn't own

One Out of Two by Daniel Sada, translated from the Spanish by Katherine Silver (Mexico, Graywolf Press)
 Submitted request to library (3/30/16) read in April, really liked it

The Physics of Sorrow by Georgi Gospodinov, translated from the Bulgarian by Angela Rodel (Bulgaria, Open Letter)
 owned but not read

Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera, translated from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman (Mexico, And Other Stories)
 read, own fantastic

The Sleep of the Righteous by Wolfgang Hilbig, translated from the German by Isabel Fargo Cole (Germany, Two Lines Press)
  owned but not read

Sphinx by Anne Garréta, translated from the French by Emma Ramadan (France, Deep Vellum)
 owned but not read   

The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante, translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein (Italy, Europa Editions)
Someday I may read this, I have the first book but haven't read it

The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli, translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeney (Mexico, Coffee House Press)
 Submitted request to library (3/30/16)  Read in May, didn't like it

The Things We Don’t Do by Andrés Neuman, translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia (Argentina, Open Letter)
 read, own really liked it

Tram 83 by Fiston Mwanza Mujila, translated from the French by Roland Glasser (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Deep Vellum)
read, own fantastic

War, So Much War by Mercè Rodoreda, translated from the Catalan by Maruxa Relaño and Martha Tennent (Spain, Open Letter)
 owned but not read

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