'Berlin-Hamlet' and 'Zama' Nominated for National Translation Award

We are very pleased to announce that two books from our imprints have been shortlisted for the 2017 National Translation Award, which is awarded by The American Literary Translators Association (ALTA).

Berlin-Hamlet (NYRB Poets), by Szilárd Borbély, translated from the Hungarian by Ottilie Mulzet, has been nominated in the poetry category. The judges write, "Ottilie Mulzet’s translations render Borbély’s voice and grief palpable and the striking beauty of his poems real."

Zama (NYRB Classics), by Antonio di Benedetto, translated from the Spanish by Esther Allen, has been nominated in the prose category. The judges write, "Esther Allen’s superb translation captures the remarkable atmosphere and existential anguish of di Benedetto’s masterwork."

Congratulations to both of our stellar translators on this honor. The winners will be announced this October.


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