news | Wednesday October 4, 2017

A GG nomination for In Search of New Babylon!

[cover of In Search of New Babylon]

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.

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