We are happy to share that Planet of Clay by Samar Yazbek, and translated by the wonderful Leri Price, has been longlisted for the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation. The winner will be announced at a ceremony at the Shard in London on 24th November.
A word from the judges:
“Our longlist this year showcases the enormous range and strength of translated writing by women from around the world. It covers not only a huge span of languages and cultures, from Hindi to Catalan, Arabic to Japanese, but a spectrum of genres that runs from supernatural stories to sensual verse, historical epic to micro-biological investigation. Some are relayed through multiple alternating voices; others by protagonists who reveal disquieting and haunting inner worlds of dreams, amnesia or elective silence. Fiction long and short, poetry, oral history and scientific narrative all find a place in this feast of literary creativity.
More than ever, this year’s Warwick Prize for Women in Translation longlist defies any assumption that globalisation spells convergence with its exciting and often startling choice of literary diversity at the cutting edge of genre-bending experimentation and innovation.”
We are very happy to be among such a talented lineup!