THE BEEKEEPER OF SINJAR longlisted for the National Book Award

13th September, 2018

We’re delighted to announce that THE BEEKEEPER OF SINJAR, by acclaimed poet and journalist Dunya Mikhail, has been longlisted for the inaugural National Book Award for Translated Literature 2018.

Established in 1950, the National Book Award is an American literary prize administered by the National Book Foundation. Each Finalist receives a prize of $1,000, a medal, and a citation from the panel and each Winner receives $10,000 and a bronze sculpture. This year’s translated literature judges are Harold Augenbraum, the acting editor of The Yale Review and the former executive director of the National Book Foundation; Karen Maeda Allman, the author-events co-coördinator at the Elliott Bay Book Company; Sinan Antoon, a poet, novelist, and translator; Susan Bernofsky who directs the literary translation program at the Columbia University School of the Arts, and Álvaro Enrigue, a prize-winnng author who teaches at Hofstra University.

Five finalists will be announced on October 10th, and the winner on November 14th.

For further information about the prize and the shortlisted titles, take a look at The National Book Award website.