‘Seven Empty Houses’ and ‘The Books of Jacob’: NBA 2022 PRH Translated Literature Semi-Finalists


Having published the winner of the 2020 National Book Award for Translated Literature,  TOKYO UENO STATION by Yu Miri, translated from the Japanese by Morgan Stiles (Riverhead), we hope our mojo in the category continues in 2022, with these newly announced longlisters of ours among the ten contenders vying to make the October 6 short list.

SEVEN EMPTY HOUSES by Samanta Schweblin, Translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell (Riverhead Books hc and ebook; Penguin Audio)

THE BOOKS OF JACOB by Olga Tokarczuk, Translated from the Polish by Jennifer Croft (Riverhead hc and ebook; Penguin Audio)

Olga Tokarczuk  was a finalist in the category in 2018, as was her translator Jennifer Croft, and was a 2019 longlister.


Next NBA nominees up: Poetry, on September 15.

Posted: September 14, 2022