2011 Best Translated Book Award Longlist

The award has grown greatly over the past few years. Beginning as an online-only event, the Best Translated Book Awards now feature an awards ceremony and a $5,000 cash prize—awarded to each winning author and translator, thanks to the support of Amazon.com .

Read all about it

http://www.rochester.edu/news/show.php?id=3757

Books of the year, interesting article from The Independent

Howard Jacobson richly deserved his Booker prize, but so many other novels divided cultured opinion

By Katy Guest

At the back of Douglas Coupland’s latest novel, Player One, there is a glossary of made-up modern vocabulary which doesn’t, but easily could, include the term “The Coupland Perception Incomprehensibility Paradox”: the increasingly frustrating realisation that well-read people whom one cares about and respects quite frequently nurture opinions about literature which are inexplicably contrary to one’s own.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/books-of-the-year-literary-fiction-2151378.html