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The National Book Award Interviews

October 2023

The covers of the 10 books longlisted for the 2022 National Book Award in Translation
In celebration of this year’s National Book Award for Translated Literature, we spoke with the longlisted author-translator pairs to find out how each title and its subsequent translation came to be, and ask about the nuances of the translation process. Check back throughout the week as we publish more interviews.
Plus, read interviews with the 2022 National Book Award winners, finalists, and semifinalists.
Image of translator Anton Hur and writer Bora Chung semifinalists for the 2023 National Book Award
Headshots of translator Lisa Dillman and writer Pilar Quintana semifinalists for the 2023 National...
Credits: Lisa Dillman by April Hunt. Pilar Quintana by Danilo Costa.
At left Sam Taylor and at right David Diop both finalists for the 2023 National Book Award for...
Brazilian writer Stênio Gardel on the left and translator Bruna Dantas Lobato on the right finalists...
At left a portrait of Dutch writer Astrid Roemer author of National Book Award for Translated Literature...