‘No Knives’ longlisted for 2017 National Translation Awards

Khaled Khalifa’s No Knives in the Kitchens of This City, translated by Leri Price, is among the two Arabic books to make this year’s ‘National Translation Award’ Longlists.

The American Literary Translators Association, otherwise known as ALTA, announced a few days ago the longlists for the 2017 National Translation Awards in both poetry and prose.

The National Translation Awards, now in their nineteenth year, promise to be “the only national award for translated fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction that includes a rigorous examination of both the source text and its relation to the finished English work.”

This year’s lists feature works from 11 different source languages, including two from Arabic: Amjad Nasser’s A Map of Signs and Scents, translated by Fady Joudah and Khaled Mattawa and Khaled Khalifa’s No Knives in the Kitchens of This City.

Read the full post on Marcia Lynx Qualey’s ArabLit‘s blog (June 27, 2017).

Posted on 29/06/2017 in FICTION General, FICTION Historical, FICTION Political

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