Here’s the longlist for the 2023 National Book Award for Translated Literature.

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September 13, 2023, 3:15pm

Today, the National Book Foundation announced the longlist for the 2023 National Book Award for Translated Literature. The ten titles were originally published in seven different languages—Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish—and were selected from a pool of 154 books submitted for consideration by their publishers. This year’s judges for Translated Literature are Geoffrey Brock, Arthur Malcolm Dixon, Cristina Rodriguez, T. Denean Sharpley Whiting, and Jeremy Tiang (Chair).

The finalists in all categories will be announced on Tuesday, October 3, and the winners will be revealed at the National Book Awards Ceremony on November 15, 2023.

Here’s the 2023 Translated Literature longlist:

Juan Cárdenas, Devil of the Provinces
Translated from the Spanish by Lizzie Davis
(Coffee House Press)

Bora Chung, Cursed Bunny
Translated from the Korean by Anton Hur
(Algonquin Books / Hachette Book Group)

David Diop, Beyond the Door of No Return
Translated from the French by Sam Taylor
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Macmillan Publishers)

Jenny Erpenbeck, Kairos
Translated from the German by Michael Hofmann
(New Directions Publishing)

Stênio Gardel, The Words That Remain
Translated from the Portuguese by Bruna Dantas Lobato
(New Vessel Press)

Khaled Khalifa, No One Prayed Over Their Graves
Translated from the Arabic by Leri Price
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Macmillan Publishers)

Fernanda Melchor, This Is Not Miami
Translated from the Spanish by Sophie Hughes
(New Directions Publishing)

Pilar Quintana, Abyss
Translated from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman
(World Editions)

Astrid Roemer, On a Woman’s Madness
Translated from the Dutch by Lucy Scott
(Two Lines Press)

Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, The Most Secret Memory of Men
Translated from the French by Lara Vergnaud
(Other Press)

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