Hungarian writer, László Krasznahorkai has won the prestigious american National Book Awards prize for literature translation literature series for his work Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming, which has turned hungary from Ottilie Mulzet .
in the Same series was also nominated for a Finnish writer, Pajtim Statovci , which works in Tirana's heart, however, remained Hungarian colleagues behind. Statovci is the first in English, which is to get to compete for the prestigious award.
Tirana, the heart has been translated into English under the name the Crossing, and it has received much attention in the united states.
the National Book Awards -awards in New York Wednesday night Finnish time. Translation literature in addition to the prize was awarded in four other categories.
Fiction-series winning american writer, Susan Choi works with the Trust Exercise. The best information book award, in turn, got Sarah M. Broom memoir The Yellow House.
young people's literature category, the award was Martin W. Sandler his work in 1919 The Year That Changed America.
the Poetry category winner was awarded a Arthur Szen works to Sight Lines.
the winner of the works have not been translated in Finnish.the Five-member jury will select the winners
the National Book Award has been distributed since 1950, and over the years, has become more of the categories.
Each category shall be appointed for five-person panel, which makes the options. Included are writers, publishers, booksellers and literary experts.
Each category winner will receive 10 000 dollars, or about 9 000 euros. Translation of literature, the translator gets half the amount.Subscribe Yle newsletters!
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