October 7, 2020
Alice Menzies shortlisted for National Book Award for Translated Literature
SELTA member Alice Menzies shortlisted for the American National Book Foundation’s 2020 award for translated literature for her translation of Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s ‘The Family Clause’.
We are delighted by the news that SELTA member Alice Menzies has been shortlisted for the National Book Award for Translated Literature in the USA for her translation of Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s ‘The Family Clause’.
This was a good year for Swedish, with colleague Rachel Willson-Broyles (a member of our sister association in the US, STiNA), also making the longlist for her translation of Linda Boström Knausgård’s ‘The Helios Disaster’.
The 71st National Book Awards Ceremony will be streamed live on Wednesday 18 November via YouTube. The $10,000 prize for the winner is split evenly between the author and translator, while all shortlisted finalists share $1,000. We’ll be holding our thumbs for Alice and Jonas on the night!