Best Translated Book Award

Given by University of Rochester

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The Best Translated Book Award is awarded by the University of Rochester in the categories of Fiction and Poetry for books published in the previous calendar year. The award went on hiatus in 2021.

All, Winner (24), Shortlist (135), Longlist (195)
All, 2020 (34), 2019 (25), 2018 (19), 2017 (26), 2016 (24), 2015 (26), 2014 (25), 2013 (29), 2012 (31), 2011 (26), 2010 (11), 2009 (24), 2008 (51)

Winner 24

Shortlist 135

Animalia by Jean-Baptiste Del AmoFiction2020
Stalingrad by Vasily GrossmanFiction2020
Die, My Love by Ariana HarwiczFiction2020
Good Will Come From the Sea by Christos IkonomouFiction2020
The Memory Police by Yoko OgawaFiction2020
77 by Guillermo SaccomannoFiction2020
Beyond Babylon by Igiaba ScegoFiction2020
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga TokarczukFiction2020
Territory of Light by Yūko TsushimaFiction2020
Aviva-lo ‏אביבה־לא by Shimon AdafPoetry2020
Time by Etel AdnanPoetry2020
Materia Prima by Amanda BerenguerPoetry2020
The Next Loves by Stéphane BouquetPoetry2020
Camouflage by Lupe GómezPoetry2020
Congo Inc.: Bismarck's Testament by In Koli Jean BofaneFiction2019
The Hospital by Ahmed BouananiFiction2019
Pretty Things by Virginie DespentesFiction2019
Moon Brow by Shahriar MandanipourFiction2019
Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka MurataFiction2019
The Governesses by Anne SerreFiction2019
Öræfi: The Wasteland by Ófeigur SigurðssonFiction2019
Fox by Dubravka UgrešićFiction2019
Da morte. Odes mínimas by Hilda HilstPoetry2019
Bricks and Mortar by Clemens Meyer2019
Tómas Jónsson, Bestseller by Guðberger BergssonFiction2018
Compass by Mathias ÉnardFiction2018
Return to the Dark Valley by Santiago GamboaFiction2018
Remains of Life: A Novel (Modern Chinese Literature from Taiwan) by Wu Wu HeFiction2018
Old Rendering Plant by Wolfgang HilbigFiction2018
I Am the Brother of XX by Fleur JaeggyFiction2018
My Heart Hemmed In by Marie NDiayeFiction2018
August by Romina PaulaFiction2018
La femme qui fuit by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette2018
Wicked Weeds: A Zombie Novel by Pedro Cabiya2017
Eve Out of Her Ruins by Ananda Devi2017
Zama by Antonio Di Benedetto2017
Doomi Golo―The Hidden Notebooks (African Humanities and the Arts) by Boubacar Boris Diop2017
War and Turpentine by Stefan Hertmans2017
Umami by Laia Jufresa2017
Oblivion by Sergei Lebedev2017
Ladivine by Marie NDiaye2017
Among Strange Victims by Daniel Saldaña París2017
A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa2016
Arvida by Samuel Archibald2016
The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante2016
The Physics of Sorrow by Georgi Gospodinov2016
Moods by Yoel Hoffmann2016
The Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector2016
The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli2016
War, So Much War by Mercè Rodoreda2016
Murder Most Serene by Gabrielle Wittkop2016
The Author and Me (French Literature Series) by Éric Chevillard2015
Fantomas Versus the Multinational Vampires: An Attainable Utopia by Julio Cortázar2015
Pushkin Hills by Sergei Dovlatov2015
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante2015
Things Look Different in the Light & Other Stories (Pushkin Collection) by Medardo Fraile2015
Harlequin's Millions: a fairy tale by Bohumil Hrabal2015
The Woman Who Borrowed Memories: Selected Stories (NYRB Classics) by Tove Jansson2015
Faces in the Crowd by Valeria Luiselli2015
La grande by Juan José Saer2015
Leg over Leg, Volume One by Ahmad Faris al-Shidyak2014
Horses of God by Mahi Binebine2014
Blinding by Mircea Cartarescu2014
The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante2014
Tirza by Arnon Grunberg2014
My Struggle: Book 2: A Man in Love by Karl Ove Knausgård2014
A True Novel by Minae Mizumara2014
The African Shore by Rodrigo Rey Rosa2014
The Forbidden Realm by J. Slauerhoff2014
Transfer Fat by Aase Berg
Johannes Göransson
Almost 1 Book / Almost 1 Life (Dichten) by Elfriede Czurda
Rosmarie Waldrop
pH Neutral History by Lidija Dimkovska
Ljubica Arsovska
The Invention of Glass by Emmanuel Hocquard
Cole Swensen
The Planets by Sergio Chejfec2013
Prehistoric Times by Éric Chevillard2013
The Colonel by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi2013
Autoportrait by Édouard Levé2013
Água Viva (New Directions Books) by Clarice Lispector2013
The Hunger Angel by Herta Müller2013
Maidenhair by Mikhail Shishkin2013
Transit: A Novel (Global African Voices) by Abdourahman A. Waberi2013
My Father's Book by Urs Widmer2013
Lightning by Jean EchenozFiction2012
Kornél Esti by Dezső KosztolányiFiction2012
I Am a Japanese Writer by Dany LaferrièreFiction2012
Scars by Juan José SaerFiction2012
Kafka's Leopards (The Americas Series) by Moacyr ScliarFiction2012
In Red by Magdalena TulliFiction2012
Never Any End to Paris by Enrique Vila-MatasFiction2012
Upstaged (French Literature Series) by Jacques JouetFiction Leland de la Durantaye2012
Hagar Before the Occupation / Hagar After the Occupation (Alice James Books Translation Series) (English and Arabic Edition) by Amal al-JubouriPoetry2012
A Fireproof Box (English and Russian Edition) by Gleb ShulpyakovPoetry2012
engulf--enkindle by Anja UtlerPoetry2012
False Friends by Uljana WolfPoetry2012
New Finnish grammar by Diego Marani2012
The True Deceiver by Tove JanssonFiction2011
The Literary Conference by César AiraFiction2011
The Golden Age by Michal AjvazFiction2011
A Life on Paper: Stories by Georges-Olivier ChateaureynaudFiction2011
The Jokers by Albert CosseryFiction2011
Hocus Bogus by Romain GaryFiction2011
On Elegance While Sleeping by Emilio Lascano TeguiFiction2011
The Way of the Women by Marlene Van NiekerkFiction2011
Georg Letham: Physician and Murderer by Ernst WeissFiction2011
Visitation by Jenny Erpenbeck2011
Ghosts by César AiraFiction2010
The Twin by Gerbrand BakkerFiction2010
Anonymous Celebrity (Latin American Literature) (Brazilian Literature Series) by Ignacio De Loyola BrandaoFiction2010
Wonder by Hugo ClausFiction2010
The Weather 15 Years Ago by Wolf HaasFiction2010
The Discoverer by Jan KjærstadFiction2010
Memories of the Future by Sigismund KrzyżanowskiFiction2010
Rex: A Novel by Jose Manuel PrietoFiction2010
The Tanners by Robert WalserFiction2010
2666 by Roberto Bolaño2009
Nazi Literature in the Americas by Roberto Bolaño2009
Senselessness by Horacio Castellanos Moya2009
Voix sans issue by Celine Curiol2009
The Darkroom of Damocles by Willem Frederik Hermans2009
Yalo by Elias Khoury2009
Unforgiving Years by Victor Serge2009
Bonsai by Alejandro Zambra2009
The Post Office Girl by Stefan Zweig2009
The Drug of Art: Selected Poems by Ivan Blatný2008
The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño2008
The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950-1492 by Peter Cole2008
Autonauts of the Cosmoroute by Julio Cortázar2008
Missing Soluch by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi2008
Ravel by Jean Echenoz2008
The Collected Poems: 1956-1998 by Zbigniew Herbert2008
Sunflower by Gyula Krúdy2008
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson2008
Omega Minor by Paul Verhaeghen2008
Montano's Malady by Enrique Vila-Matas2008
The Assistant by Robert Walser2008

Longlist 195

The Wind That Lays Waste by Selva AlmadaFiction2020
The Book of Collateral Damage by Sinan AntoonFiction2020
Welcome to America by Linda Boström KnausgårdFiction2020
Vernon Subutex 1 by Virginie DespentesFiction2020
A Girl Returned by Donatella Di PietrantonioFiction2020
Space Invaders by Nona FernándezFiction2020
Will and Testament by Vigdis HjorthFiction2020
Tentacle by Rita IndianaFiction2020
Parade: A Folktale by Hiromi KawakamiFiction2020
Death Is Hard Work by Khālid KhalīfahFiction2020
China Dream by Jian MaFiction2020
The Boy by Marcus MalteFiction2020
The Cheffe by Marie NDiayeFiction2020
A Dream Come True: The Collected Stories of Juan Carlos Onetti by Juan Carlos OnettiFiction2020
Labyrinth: A Novel by Burhan SönmezFiction2020
La poesia catalana segons Pere Gimferrer by Pere GimferrerPoetry2020
Book of Minutes by Gemma GorgaPoetry2020
Tell Me, Kenyalang by Kulleh GrasiPoetry2020
The Winter Garden Photograph by Reina María RodríguezPoetry2020
La rosa muerta (Spanish Edition) by Aurora Caceres2019
Bröllopsbesvär by Stig Dagerman2019
Disoriental by Négar Djavadi2019
Dezafi by Franketienne,2019
Bottom of the Sky by Rodrigo Fresán2019
Bride and Groom by Alisa Ganieva2019
People in the Room by Norah Lange2019
Comemadre by Roque Larraquy2019
Transparent City by Ondjaki2019
Lion Cross Point by Masatsugu Ono2019
CoDex 1962: A Trilogy by Sjón2019
Flights by Olga Tokarczuk2019
Love in the New Millennium by Can Xue2019
Seventeen by Hideo Yokoyama2019
Incest by Christine Angot2018
Bergeners by Tomas Espedal2018
Affections by Rodrigo Hasbún2018
You Should Have Left by Daniel Kehlmann2018
Chasing the King of Hearts by Hanna Krall2018
Beyond the Rice Fields by Naivo2018
Savage Theories by Pola Oloixarac2018
The Magician of Vienna by Sergio Pitol2018
The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz2017
The Young Bride by Alessandro Baricco2017
On the Edge by Rafael Chirbes2017
A Spare Life by Lidija Dimkovska2017
Night Prayers by Santiago Gamboa2017
Angel of Oblivion by Maja Haderlap2017
The Last Wolf / Herman by Laszlo Krasznahorkai2017
Thus Bad Begins by Javier Marías2017
In the Café of Lost Youth by Patrick Modiano2017
Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was: A Novel by Sjón2017
Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yōko Tawada2017
Vampire in Love by Enrique Vila-Matas2017
My Marriage (New York Review Books Classics) by Jakob Wassermann2017
Moshi Moshi by Banana Yoshimoto2017
Super Extra Grande by Yoss2017
The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud2016
Sphinx by Anne Garréta2016
The Sleep of the Righteous by Wolfgang Hilbig2016
Beauty is a Wound by Eka Kurniawan2016
The Four Books by Yan Lianke2016
Tram 83 by Fiston Mwanza Mujila2016
The Body Where I Was Born by Guadalupe Nettel2016
I Refuse by Per Petterson2016
One Out of Two: A Novel by Daniel Sada2016
Berlin by Ales Steger2016
Nowhere to Be Found by Bae Suah2016
The Big Green Tent by Ludmila Ulitskaya2016
Mirages of the Mind (New Directions Paperbook) by Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi2016
Faces in the Crowd by Valeria Luiselli2015
Baboon by Naja Marie Aidt2015
1914 by Jean Echenoz2015
Street of Thieves by Mathias Énard2015
Paris by Marcos Giralt Torrente2015
Monastery by Eduardo Halfon2015
Letters from a Seducer by Hilda Hilst2015
Rambling On: An Apprentice’s Guide to the Gift of the Gab by Bohumil Hrabal2015
Works by Édouard Levé2015
Adán Buenosayres by Leopoldo Marechal2015
Winter Mythologies and Abbots by Pierre Michon2015
Our Lady of the Nile by Scholastique Mukasonga2015
Talking to Ourselves by Andrés Neuman2015
Granma Nineteen and the Soviet's Secret by Ondjaki2015
Last Words from Montmartre by Miaojin Qiu2015
Snow and Shadow by Dorothy Tse2015
Textile by Orly Castel-Bloom2014
Sleet: Selected Stories by Stig Dagerman2014
The End of Love by Marcos Giralt Torrente2014
Her Not All Her: On/with Robert Walser (Sylph Cahiers No. 18) by Elfriede Jelinek2014
Autobiography of a Corpse by Sigismund Krzyżanowski2014
The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra by Pedro Mairal2014
The Infatuations by Javier Marías2014
In the Night of Time by Antonio Muñoz Molina2014
Through the Night by Stig Saeterbakken2014
Commentary by Marcelle Sauvageot2014
The Whispering Muse by Sjón2014
The Devil's Workshop by Jáchym Topol2014
City of Angels: or, The Overcoat of Dr. Freud by Christa Wolf2014
Sandalwood Death by Mo Yan2014
Atlas: The Archaeology of an Imaginary City (Weatherhead Books on Asia) by Dung Kai-cheung (董啟章)2013
Kite (SB-The French List) by Dominique Edde2013
We, the Children of Cats by Tomoyuki Hoshino2013
The Map and the Territory by Michel Houellebecq2013
Basti by Intizar Husain2013
Mama Leone by Miljenko Jergović2013
Awakening to the Great Sleep War by Gert Jonke2013
The Lair by Norman Manea2013
Traveller of the Century by Andrés Neuman2013
Happy Moscow by Andrey Platonov2013
With the Animals by Noëlle Revaz2013
Joseph Walser's Machine (Portuguese Literature Series) by Gonçalo M. Tavares2013
The Island of Second Sight by Albert Vigoleis Thelen2013
Dublinesque by Enrique Vila-Matas2013
Leeches by David Albahari2012
My Two Worlds by Sergio Chejfec2012
Demolishing Nisard (French Literature) by Éric Chevillard2012
Private Property by Paule Constant2012
Le grand soir by François Dupeyron2012
Zone by Mathias Énard2012
Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion? by Johan Harstad2012
Fiasco by Imre Kertész2012
Montecore by Jonas Hassen Khemiri2012
Suicide by Édouard Levé2012
Purgatory by Tomás Eloy Martínez2012
Scenes from Village Life by Amos Oz2012
The Shadow-Boxing Woman by Inka Parei2012
Funeral for a Dog: A Novel by Thomas Pletzinger2012
Seven Years by Peter Stamm2012
The Truth About Marie by Jean-Philippe Toussaint2012
The Rest Is Jungle And Other Stories by Mario Benedetti2011
A Jew Must Die by Jacques Chessex2011
A Splendid Conspiracy by Albert Cossery2011
Eline Vere by Louis Couperus2011
The Blindness of the Heart by Julia Franck2011
To the End of the Land by David Grossman2011
The Clash of Images by Abdelfattah Kilito2011
Bad Nature, or With Elvis in Mexico by Javier Marías2011
Cyclops by Ranko Marinković2011
Hygiene and the Assassin by Amélie Nothomb2011
I Curse the River of Time by Per Petterson2011
A Thousand Peaceful Cities by Jerzy Pilch2011
Touch by Adania Shibli2011
The Black Minutes by Martin Solares2011
The Microscripts by Robert Walser2011
The Book of Chameleons by Jose Eduardo Agualusa2009
What Can I Do When Everything's On Fire? by António Lobo Antunes2009
The Waitress Was New (Archipelago Books) by Dominique Fabre2009
The Taker And Other Stories by Rubem Fonseca2009
Homage to Czerny by Gert Jonke2009
Metropole by Ferenc Karinthy2009
Detective Story by Imre Kertész2009
The Great Weaver from Kashmir by Halldór Laxness2009
I'd Like by Amánda Michalopoulou2009
The Enormity of the Tragedy by Quim Monzó2009
The Lemoine Affair by Marcel Proust2009
Death with Interruptions by José Saramago2009
Camera by Jean-Philippe Toussaint2009
How I Became a Nun by César Aira2008
Vibrator by Mari Akasaka2008
Wolves of the Crescent Moon by Yousef Al-Mohaimeed2008
The Theory of Clouds by Stephane Audeguy2008
Field-Russia (New Directions Paperbook) by Gennady Aygi2008
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery2008
A Voice from Elsewhere by Maurice Blanchot2008
Amulet by Roberto Bolaño2008
Christ versus Arizona by Camilo José Cela2008
Mountains Painted with Turmeric by Lil Bahadur Chettri2008
The Little Girl and The Cigarette by Benoit Duteurtre2008
The City in Crimson Cloak by Aslı Erdoğan2008
The Book of Words by Jenny Erpenbeck2008
Novels in Three Lines by Félix Fénéon2008
The Exception by Christian Jungersen2008
Today I wrote nothing: the selected writing of Daniil Kharms by Daniil Kharms2008
I Have the Right to Destroy Myself by Young-ha Kim2008
The Curtain: An Essay in Seven Parts by Milan Kundera2008
Dark Paradise by Rosa Liksom2008
The Dedalus Book of Russian Decadence: Perversity, Despair and Collapse by Kirsten Lodge2008
African Psycho by Alain Mabanckou2008
The Flying Camel and the Golden Hump by Aharon Megged2008
Shame in the Blood: A Novel by Tetsuo Miura2008
Day In Day Out by Terézia Mora2008
En ausencia de Blanca by Antonio Muñoz Molina2008
Geisha in Rivalry by Kafu Nagai2008
Listening by Jean-Luc Nancy2008
Lost Paradise by Cees Nooteboom2008
The Unforeseen by Christian Oster2008
I Am a Beautiful Monster: Poetry, Prose, and Provocation by Francis Picabia2008
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Spring Tides by Jacques Poulin2008
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The Lodging House by Khairy Shalaby2008
Ice by Vladimir Sorokin2008
Vain Art of the Fugue by Dumitru Tsepeneag2008
The Complete Poetry by César Vallejo2008


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