Two Titles Longlisted for the National Book Award

World Editions is happy and proud to share that two of our titles have been longlisted for the National Book Award for Translated Literature, as announced via the New Yorker on September 15.

Waiting for the Waters to Rise by Alternative Nobel-winner Maryse Condé is translated from the French by Richard Philcox and is available wherever books are sold. Click here to purchase from Bookshop.org

Planet of Clay by award-winning writer Samar Yazbek is translated from the Arabic by Leri Price, whose translation of Death Is Hard Work by Khaled Khalifa was a finalist for the same award in 2019. Planet of Clay is available now in the UK and hits shelves in the US on October 5. Click here to preorder from Bookshop.org

To see the complete longlist, click here.

To read more about the longlisted books, authors, and translators, click here.

The five finalists will be announced October 5 and the winner on November 17.