The finalists for the Best Translated Book Award in fiction and poetry have been announced. The award, founded in 2007 by the Three Percent weblog and underwritten with $25,000 in prize money from Amazon.com, exists to help bring attention to great works of international literature published in the previous year.
BTBA Fiction Finalists 2013:
The Planets by Sergio Chejfec, translated from the Spanish by Heather Cleary (Open Letter Books, Argentina)
Prehistoric Times by Eric Chevillard, translated from the French by Alyson Waters (Archipelago Books, France)
The Colonel by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, translated from the Persian by Tom Patterdale (Melville House, Iran)
Satantango by Laszlo Krasznahorkai, translated from the Hungarian by George Szirtes (New Directions, Hungary)
Autoportrait by Edouard Leve, translated from the French by Lorin Stein (Dalkey Archive Press, France)