news | Monday February 16, 2015

Birth of a Bridge a “Frontrunner” in Competition for Best Translated Book Award 2015

Birth of a Bridge is up for Three Percent’s Best Translated Book Award of 2015!

Maylis de Kerangal’s Birth of a Bridge (2014, translated by Jessica Moore), is a sweeping novel in which a dozen characters gather with a throng of workers to build a massive bridge somewhere in a mythical California.

While about 500 titles are in consideration for this annual award (which is given by the University of Rochester’s journal of translated literature, Three Percent), Birth of a Bridge has been included on the list of frontrunners (part one), with the following comment:

…yet another translation that hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves but which has the stuff to go far in the BTBA, introducing a new and distinctive voice (in admirable translation)

We wish Birth of a Bridge all the best in this competition!

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