news | Wednesday October 4, 2017
In Search of New Babylon is a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Awards in the Translation category! This gripping, post-western novel written by Dominique Scali and superbly translated by W. Donald Wilson is in good company on the short list:
- Brothers by David Clerson, translated by Katia Grubisic
- In Search of New Babylon by Dominique Scali, translated by Donald Wilson
- The Longest Year by Daniel Grenier, translated by Pablo Strauss
- Readopolis by Bertrand Laverdure, translated by Oana Avasilichioaei
- Social Myths and Collective Imaginaries by Gérard Bouchard, translated by Howard Scott
The prizes, administered by the Canada Council for the Arts, are given in seven English-language categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, young people’s literature – text, young people’s literature – illustration, drama and translation. Seven French-language awards are also given out in the same categories. The winner in each category will receive $25,000. The winners will be announced on Nov. 1, 2017.
See more at ggbooks.ca.