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Posts Tagged ‘Dalkey Archive Press’

National Book Critics Circle Award Winners Revealed

Tonight the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) unveiled the winners of their annual awards at a New York City ceremony. The complete list of winners follows below.

Half a Life by Darin Strauss (author of Chang and Eng and The Real McCoy) won the autobiography award. We interviewed Strauss about his work on Monday. Follow this link to listen.

Biography: How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell
Poetry: One with Others: [a little book of her days] by C.D. Wright
Criticism: Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics: Russia, Poland, and the West by Clare Cavanagh
Nonfiction: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
Fiction: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

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New Publishing House for Literature in Translation

In conjunction with its developing literary translation programs, the University of Rochester announced that it is launching Open Letter, a new publishing house dedicated to international literature. The new house will publish twelve works of international literature a year beginning in fall 2008 focusing on modern classics and contemporary works of fiction – the first of which will be Dubravka Ugresic‘s NOBODY’S HOME.

“We are focusing on twentieth- and twenty-first century literature from around the world-cosmopolitan litera­ture, books that stimulate and provoke readers, and which we hope will be read for generations to come,” said director Chad W. Post, co-founder of Reading the World and former Associate Director of Dalkey Archive Press. Post is joined at Open Letter by E.J. Van Lanen, former Assistant Editor at Ecco, and Nathan Furl, former Marketing and Production Director at Dalkey Archive Press

NEA’s Literature in Translation Awards

The National Endowment of the Arts announced the winners of its inaugural International Literature Awards: Archipelago Books of Brooklyn; Dalkey Archive Press of Champaign, Ill.; and Etruscan Press of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The New York Times reports that each publisher received $10,000 from the endowment to support the translation and publication of a work from Greece or Spain, the focus of the first awards, as well as matching awards from each country.

NEA Chairman Dana Gioia said, “Translation provides Americans with as direct a connection as possible to both the individual voice of the author and the heart of a culture. The National Endowment for the Arts is delighted to work with Greece and Spain to connect our people through the power of literature.”