Thursday, 11 March 2010

Israeli sweeps top prize...

Israeli novel 'The Confessions of Noa Weber' has won the Best Translated Book Award. The book, about a middle-aged writer and her marraige, was written by Gail Harevens and translated from Hebrew into English by Dalya Bilu. The potery prize, was won by Elena Fanailova, for her work 'The Russian Version', translated from Russian by Genya Turovskaya and Stephanie Sandler. Created in 2007, the award was established to draw attention to titles, which would otherwise have little recognition. In order to be considered for the 2010 prize, books must have been published in the United States in English translation between December 1, 2008 and November 30, 2009.

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