The Best Translated Book Award, or BTBA, is organized by Three Percent at the University of Rochester.
The winning titles and translator
s for this year’s Best Translated Book Awards were announced on Friday, April 29, at the Bowery Poetry Club as part of the PEN World Voices Festival. In poetry, Aleš Šteger’s The Book of Things
, translated from the Slovenian
by Brian Henry, took the top honor. In fiction, the award went to Thomas Teal’s translation
from the Swedish
of Tove Jansson’s The True Deceiver
Lorin Stein, editor of the English translations of Roberto Bolaño’s The Savage Detectives
, and now publisher of The Paris Review
, hosted the celebration, which was held in collaboration with the PEN World Voices Festival for the first time this year. Thanks to the support of Amazon.com, the awards
came with $5,000 cash prizes for each winning author and translator.