Invisible Woman and Other Stories, translated from Croatian by Christina Pribichevich Zorić with Jacob Agee (published by Fraktura, Zagreb), has just been nominated for EBRD Literature Prize 2023!
The shortlisted works, in alphabetical order by author, are:
Mister N by Najwa Barakat, translated from the Arabic by Luke Leafgren (And Other Stories). Country: Lebanon
The Lake by Bianca Bellová, translated from the Czech by Alex Zucker (Parthian Books). Country: Czech Republic
Mothers and Truckers by Ivana Dobrakovová, translated from the Slovak by Julia and Peter Sherwood (Jantar Publishing). Country: Slovak Republic
Invisible Woman and Other Stories by Slavenka Drakulić, translated from the Croatian by Christina Pribichevich Zorić with Jacob Agee (Fraktura). Country: Croatia
Time Shelter by Georgi Gospodinov, translated from the Bulgarian by Angela Rodel. Country: Bulgaria
According to Her by Maciej Hen, translated from the Polish by Anna Blasiak (Holland House Books). Country: Poland
Body Kintsugi by Senka Marić, translated from the Bosnian by Celia Hawkesworth (Peirene). Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nights of Plague by Orhan Pamuk, translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap (Faber). Country: Türkiye
Mondegreen by Volodymyr Rafeyenko, translated from the Ukrainian by Mark Andryczyk (HURI Books). Country: Ukraine
The Books of Jacob by Olga Tocarczuk, translated from the Polish by Jennifer Croft (Fitzcarraldo Editions). Country: Poland
This international prize, established in 2017 by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), awards both authors from countries where the EBRD operates and their English translators. It celebrates the diversity of cultures and the rich literary expression from regions ranging from central and eastern Europe to Central Asia, the Western Balkans and the southern and eastern Mediterranean. It also celebrates the role of translators as “bridges” between cultures.
The winning author and two runners-up, along with their translators, will be announced on 15 June 2023 at an award ceremony held at the EBRD’s headquarters in London.