Best Translated Book Award on Friday

Over at Three Percent Chad Post is handicapping the awards in two posts.

Obviously this is all meaningless fun since we all know who the winner is, but I’m still kind of pissed to see him put The Golden Age at the longest of longshots at 50 to 1. That book is probably one of the five best I read last year.

We’ve got Lorin Stein to host the ceremony itself, which should be cool. I think he’ll be a great master of ceremonies, as he’s really stepped up as editor of The Paris Review, occasional Harper’s roundup review writer, and translator to get behind translation lately.



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For sure. The Golden Age is amazing, and I too think its odds should be much better. Damn.

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