Book awards, women in translation, and more

November 20, 2015
by WLT

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News, Reviews, and Interviews

The National Book Awards winners were announced Wednesday night. The winners were Adam Johnson in fiction, Ta-Nehisi Coates in nonfiction, Robin Coste Lewis in poetry, and Neal Shusterman in young people's literature. 

Fernando del Paso was announced the winner of the 2015 Cervantes Prize. 

The British Library has announced that it will digitize 200,000 pages of historic books from its collection of South-Asian language literature. 

Dean Nelson takes a literary tour of Iceland in this feature from the New York Times.

Haruki Murakami was announced the winner of Denmark’s 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award.

This feature on the Miami literary community shows how it’s become a more experimental and diverse literary hub in the past few decades.

This week on the Three Percent podcast, Chad Post continues the ongoing conversation about women in translation. Jump in around the 22 minute mark to hear their discussion on the Neustadt International Prize for Literature.


Fun Finds and Inspiration 

Check out these little-known literary translation facts regarding the works of Don Quixote, J. K. Rowling, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and more. 

The Spectator shares a list of the best and most overrated books of 2015. 

Flavorwire’s Jonathon Sturgeon defends the Oxford Dictionary’s selection of the “Face with Tears of Joy” emoji for its 2015 Word of the Year.