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Best Translated Book Award 2015: Clues to the Fiction Longlist [Part Five]

As I explained on Monday, to start building the hype for this year’s Best Translated Book Award longlists, I’m going to be dropping a series of clues over the course of this week, and, if you’re able to guess one complete list (25 titles for fiction, 10 for poetry) on your first try, you’ll receive a lifetime subscription to Open Letter Books.

To enter, just send your complete list by Sunday, April 5th at 8pm EDT to chad.post [at] rochester [dot] edu. I’ll let you know how close you came.

I’m running out of good clues about the fiction list . . . so, I’ll make this first one all about me:

  • I’ve read—and rated on GoodReads—seven of the books that made the list. Six of them I gave 5-stars, one got 4 stars. (Although probably deserved 5. I have no idea what I was thinking at the time.)
  • There is one author with two books on the list, and one previous BTBA winning author also made it.
  • Five different presses have had a fiction book win the award. Only two of them have a book on this year’s fiction longlist.

Check back this weekend for clues about the poetry longlist . . .



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