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Older Brother shortlisted for the Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prize

Tina Kover has been shortlisted for the Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prize for her translation of Mahir Guven's Older Brother.

The Oxford–Weidenfeld Prize is for book-length literary translations into English from any living European language. It aims to honour the craft of translation, and to recognise its cultural importance. It was founded by Lord Weidenfeld and is supported by New College, The Queen's College and St Anne's College, Oxford.

The 2020 shortlist is:

  • Michális Ganás, A Greek Ballad (Yale UP), translated from the Greek by David Connolly and Joshua Barley
  • Pajtim Statovci, Crossing (Pushkin Press), translated from the Finnish by David Hackston
  • Mahir Guven, Older Brother (Europa), translated from the French by Tina Kover
  • Tatyana Tolstaya, Aetherial Worlds (Daunt Books), translated from the Russian by Anya Migdal
  • Multatuli, Max Havelaar (New York Review Books), translated from the Dutch by Ina Rilke and David McKay
  • Dušan Šarotar, Billiards at the Hotel Dobray (Istros Books), translated from the Slovene by Rawley Grau
  • Dina Salústio, The Madwoman of Serrano (Dedalus), translated from the Portuguese by Jethro Soutar
  • Birgit Vanderbeke, You Would Have Missed Me (Peirene Press), translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch

The winner of the Prize will be announced later this year.

This year’s judges are Patrick McGuinness, Marta Arnaldi, Karolina Watroba, and Simon Park (Chair).

More info here.