September 3, 2023
Deborah Bragan-Turner longlisted for 2023 National Translation Award
Congratulations to SELTA member Deborah Bragan-Turner who is on the longlist for the 2023 National Translation Award in Prose for her translation of The Antarctica of Love by Sara Stridsberg published in the US by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
From the longlist: “To read The Antarctica of Love is to feel at the mercy of emotion: of sorrow, longing, horror, hopelessness, awe at the astonishing beauty of the writing. A nameless murdered woman lingers in this world, an unwilling witness to the mostly predictable events that occur after her death. As she attempts to untether herself, and to quiet the voices that still “[crawl] like insects in the place where [her] heart once was,” she recounts her past—in particular her experiences with heroin addiction—in impossibly visceral terms. Deborah Bragan-Turner renders Stridsberg’s prose in language so gorgeous it is practically iridescent.”