Warwick Prize for Women in Translation: A List of All 58 Entries

The deadline for entries for the 2017 Warwick Prize for Women in Translation has now passed. However, you can read the list of all eligible entries, available for use by translators, publishers and bookshops during the upcoming Women in Translation Month — August of every year — and to support the reading of women in translation all months of the year. 

The shortlist will be announced in early October, with the inaugural prize set to be awarded in a ceremony at the Helen Martin Studio in the Warwick Arts Centre on Wednesday November 15, 2017.

List of eligible titles entered for the prize (58 titles, 24 languages) 

English Title Source Language Author Translator(s) Publisher
Wherever it is Summer German Tamara Bach Siobhán Parkinson Little Island Books
Chernobyl Prayer Russian Svetlana Alexievich Anna Gunin and Arch Tait Penguin Classics
Second-hand Time Russian Svetlana Alexievich Bela Sheyavich Fitzcarraldo Editions
The Equestrienne Slovak Uršuľa Kovalyk Julia and Peter Sherwood Parthian Books
The Boy Dutch Wystke Versteeg Sarah Welling HopeRoad Publishing
Shards from the Polar Ice Russian Lydia Grigorieva John Farndon with Olga Nakston Glagoslav Publications
Pages of Travel French Silvia Baron Supervielle Peter Schulman Lapwing Publications
Life Begins on Friday Romanian Ioana Parvulescu Alistair Ian Blyth Istros Books
Memoirs of a Polar Bear German Yoko Tawada Susan Bernofsky Portobello Books
Confessions of a Madman French Leïla Sebbar Rachel Crovello Dalkey Archive Press
The Nakano Thrift Shop Japanese Hiromi Kawakami Allison Markin Powell Portobello Books
Volatile Texts: Us Two German Zsuzsanna Gahse Chenxin Jiang Dalkey Archive Press
Fragile Travelers Serbian Jovanka Živanović Jovanka Kalaba Dalkey Archive Press
The Fox Was Ever The Hunter German Herta Müller Philip Boehm Portobello Books
The Gringo Champion Spanish Aura Xilonen Andrea Rosenberg Europa Editions
Eva Sleeps Italian Francesca Melandri Katherine Gregor Europa Editions
A House With No Doors Georgian Sturua et al. Natalia Bukia-Peters and Victoria Field Francis Boutle Publishers

French (Québec)

Andrée A. Michaud Donald Winkler No Exit Press
Girl Detached Italian Manuela Salvi Denise Muir The Bucket List
Code Name: Butterfly Arabic Ahlam Bsharat Nancy Roberts Neem Tree Press
Clementine Loves Red Polish Krystyna Boglar Zosia Krasodomska-Jones & Antonia Lloyd-Jones Pushkin Children’s Books
Trysting French Emmanuelle Pagano Jennifer Higgins & Sophie Lewis And Other Stories
The Song of Seven Dutch Tonke Dragt Laura Watkinson Pushkin Children’s Books
Wildwitch: Bloodling Danish Lene Kaaberbøl Charlotte Barslund Pushkin Children’s Books
Spring Garden Japanese Tomoka Shibasaki Polly Barton Pushkin Press
Soft in the Head French Marie-Sabine Roger Frank Wynne Pushkin Press
Mirror, Shoulder, Signal Danish Dorthe Nors Misha Hoekstra Pushkin Press
The Art of Being a Tiger Portuguese Ana Luísa Amaral Margaret Jull Costa Liverpool University Press
Masked Dolls Chinese (Taiwan) Shih Chiung-Yu Wang Xinlin and Poppy Toland Balestier Press
Crystal Wedding Chinese Xu Xiaobin Nicky Harman Balestier Press
Swallowing Mercury Polish Wioletta Greg Eliza Marciniak Portobello Books
Anna Svard Swedish Selma Lagerlöf Linda Schenck Norvik Press
A House in Norway Norwegian Vigdis Hjorth Charlotte Barslund Norvik Press
Fever Dream Spanish Samanta Schweblin Megan McDowell Oneworld Publications
Swallow Summer German Larissa Boehning Lyn Marven Comma Press
Roxy Dutch Esther Gerritsen Michele Hutchison World Editions
Thirty Days Dutch Annelies Verbeke Liz Waters World Editions
We and Me Dutch Saskia de Coster Nancy Forest-Flier World Editions
The Dutch Maiden Dutch Marente de Moor David Doherty World Editions
The Last Poets Dutch Christine Otten Jonathan Reeder World Editions
Khomeini, Sade and Me French Abnousse Shalmani Charlotte Coombe World Editions
Traces of Sandalwood Spanish Asha Miró and Anna Soler-Pont Charlotte Coombe World Editions
The Good Lover Icelandic Steinunn Sigurðardóttir Phil Roughton World Editions
One Hundred Shadows Korean Hwang Jungeun Jung Yewon Tilted Axis Press


Bengali Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay Arunava Sinha Tilted Axis Press


Norwegian Karin Fossum Kari Dickson Harvill Secker
This Too Shall Pass Spanish Milena Busquets Valerie Miles Harvill Secker
Notes on a Thesis French Tiphaine Rivière Francesca Barrie Harvill Secker
The Bird Tribunal Norwegian Agnes Ravatn Rosie Hedger Orenda Books
The Exiled Finnish Kati Hiekkapelto David Hackston Orenda Books
The Little Breton Bistro German Nina George Simon Pare Abacus
The Vintage Springtime Club German Beatrice Meier Simon Pare Little Brown
The Dog Who Dared To Dream Korean Sun-Mi Hwang Chi-Young Kim Abacus
Record of a Night Too Brief Japanese Hiromi Kawakami Lucy North Pushkin Press
Eve out of Her Ruins French (Mauritius) Ananda Devi Jeffrey Zuckerman Les Fugitives
Mårbacka Swedish Selma Lagerlöf Sarah Death Norvik Press
The Coast Road Irish Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh Various translators, Coady et al. The Gallery Press
Breathing into Marble Lithuanian Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė Marija Marcinkute Noir Press




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