2019 Albertine Prize Shortlist Announced – Vote Now!

The Albertine Prize is exceptional in that the winner is chosen by you! After the panel of expert judges pick the shortlist, voting is opened to the general reading public, so I hope you’ll check out the list of books below, read them, and put in your vote. This year’s voting will close on April 30. The prize comes with a purse of $10,000, $2000 of which goes to the translator.

Here’s the shortlist:

  • Disoriental by Negar Djavadi, translated by Tina Kover
  • Small Country by Gaël Faye, translated by Sarah Ardizzone
  • The Order of the Day by Éric Vuillard, translated by Mark Polizzotti
  • The Perfect Nanny by Leïla Slimani, translated by Sam Taylor
  • Waiting for Tomorrow by Nathacha Appanah, translated by Geoffrey Strachan

Congratulations to all the shortlisted translators! More information about the prize and the finalists (including excerpts from the books) can be found on the Albertine website. The prizewinner will be announced on June 5.

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