Life Begins on Friday longlisted for the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation
Warwick Prize for Women in Translation longlist revealed:
16 titles have been longlisted for the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation, a new prize that aims to address the gender imbalance in translated literature and to increase the number of international women’s voices accessible by a British and Irish readership. The 2017 prize is being judged by:
Boyd Tonkin, Special Adviser, Man Booker International Prize
Susan Bassnett, Emeritus Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick
Amanda Hopkinson, Visiting Professor in Literary Translation, City, University of London
The competition received a total of 58 eligible entries. The longlisted titles include 11 works of prose fiction, 2 poetry collections, 2 children’s books and one work of literary non-fiction, and cover 12 languages, with German, Polish and Dutch being the most represented.
Life Begins on Friday (Istros Books, 2016) is written by Iona Pârvulescu and translated from Romanian by Alistair Ian Blyth
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