The Fishermen on the Man Booker Prize Longlist

29 Jul 2015

The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize – the most prestigious prize for literature in English. See the longlist announcement here.

“Awesome in the true sense of the word… a magnificent debut” – Eleanor Catton, Man Booker Prize Winner

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Picturehouse Central and Pushkin Press

14 Jul 2015

A partnership made in heaven: Pushkin Press and Picturehouse Central

When you visit the amazing new Picturehouse Central, you will see the Pushkin Press pop-up shop selling all your favourite film-related books – new and old, adults’ and children’s – from Pushkin Press. There are also specially designed limited edition tote bags: read more on the Picturehouse blog here.

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Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize

27 May 2015

Two books shortlisted!

Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia have been shortlisted for their translation of Talking to Ourselves, which the judges described as “a rich, moving conversation from individual accounts of three distinct but intertwined relations”.

Paul Vincent has been shortlisted for his translation of While the Gods Were Sleeping, which the judges called “a poetic and evocative reflection on the memory of the First World War and its subtle, and at times half-recognised, impact on everyday lives”.

The Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize is for book-length literary translations into English from any living European language. It aims to honour the craft of translation, and to recognise its cultural importance.

The winner will be announced on 13th June.

Two books on the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize shortlist

14 May 2015

Erwin Mortier and Tomás González both on the shortlist

While the Gods Were Sleeping, translated by Paul Vincent, and In the Beginning Was the Sea, translated by Frank Wynne, have both been shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

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