Deborah Bragan-Turner’s translation of ‘The Antarctica of Love’ longlisted for Dublin Literary Award

Congratulations Deborah!

Deborah Bragan-Turner’s translation of Sara Stridsberg’s The Antarctica of Love has been longlisted for the 2023 Dublin Literary Award. Congratulations Deborah!

The annual award goes to a novel written in or translated into English and is administered by Dublin City Libraries, with nominations coming in from libraries all over the world. The 2023 longlist features books nominated by 84 libraries from 31 countries (including 29 translations). The shortlist will be revealed on 28th March, with the winner being announced by Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr. Caroline Conroy, on 25th May 2023, as part of the International Literature Festival Dublin, which, like the prize, is also funded by Dublin City Council.

In the case of the winner being a translated book, the €100,000 prize is split between author and translator.

In the words of nominating library Bibliothèque Municipale de Reims in France: “Carried by a powerful and poetic writing, this book sublimates the unbearable.”

You can read more about the nomination here.