The 2020 National Book Awards Longlist: Translated Literature

Illustration by Daniel Liévano as originally seen on The New Yorker website. Illustration of an outline of a person speaking into a book which transmits to another book and into another outline of a person listening to convey translated writing.

The judges for the category this year are Heather Cleary, whose translation of “Comemadre,” by Roque Larraquy, was longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award; Anne Ishii, the executive director of Asian Arts Initiative; John Darnielle, the leader of the Mountain Goats, whose novel “Wolf in White Van” was longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award; Brad Johnson, the owner of East Bay Booksellers; and the writer Dinaw Mengestu, who was a 2012 MacArthur Fellow. Read more on The New Yorker.