Book awards season is in full swing, and readers couldn't be happier. The National Book Foundation is announcing its nominees for five awards — Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People's Literature — all week. And another longlist just hit the Internet. The 2019 National Book Award for Translated Literature longlist highlights the best books in translation, and you won't want to miss any of them.
On Monday, the 2019 National Book Award for Young People's Literature longlist was released, bringing 10 must-read YA novels with it. Now, book lovers have 10 fantastic novels and memoirs in translation to add to their reading lists. The books listed were originally published in Danish, Norwegian, Arabic, French, Japanese, Finnish, Polish, Hungarian, Portuguese, and Spanish. You can read most of them today, with three entries — László Krasznahorkai's Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming, Eliane Brum's The Collector of Leftover Souls, and Nona Fernández's Space Invaders — out this fall from their respective publishers.
Check out the 10 books on the 2019 National Book Award for Translated Literature longlist below, and share your predicted winner with us on Twitter!