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2024 Winner

Solenoid

Translated from the original Romanian by Sean Cotter

SHORTLIST

Discover the 2024 Longlist, featuring 6 books nominated by 6 libraries from 6 countries around the world.

Judges

Anton Hur

Anton Hur

Anton Hur is the author of Toward Eternity and No One Told Me Not To. He won a PEN Translates grant for his translation of The Underground Village by Kang Kyeong-ae and a PEN/Heim grant for Bora Chung’s Cursed Bunny (shortlisted for the 2022 International Booker Prize). His translation of Sang Young Park’s Love in the Big City was longlisted for the same prize in the same year. His translation of Violets was longlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Awards.

Chris Morash (Non Voting Chair)

Chris Morash (Non Voting Chair)

Chris Morash is the Seamus Heaney Professor of Irish Writing in Trinity College Dublin.  His most recent book, Dublin: A Writer’s City was published in 2023. He is currently editing the Cambridge History of the Irish Novel and writing a new book about Irish literary salons.  He was the 2022 Macgeorge Fellow at the University of Melbourne, and curated the Unseen Plays series for the Abbey Theatre (2021).

Daniel Medin

Daniel Medin

Daniel Medin is professor of comparative literature at the American University of Paris, where he teaches courses on East Central European literature and culture; the work and global reception of Franz Kafka; contemporary international fiction; touchstones of world literature; and autobiographical writing. He is a director of the Center for Writers and Translators and one of the editors of its Cahiers Series.

Ingunn Snædal

Ingunn Snædal

Ingunn Snædal is a poet, translator, literary editor and teacher. She has translated over 100 novels and children’s books from Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, English and Icelandic, and received several nominations and accolades for her translations. Ingunn has also translated plays and poetry, edited novels and has published six books of poetry, for which she’s won awards and nominations. Her poetry has been translated into English, German, Norwegian and Turkish.

Irenosen Okojie

Irenosen Okojie

Irenosen Okojie is a Nigerian British author whose work pushes the boundaries of form, language, and ideas. Her novel Butterfly Fish, and short story collections, Speak Gigantular and Nudibranch, have won and been nominated for multiple awards. Her journalism has been featured in The New York Times, The Observer, The Guardian and The Huffington Post. She is a Contributing Editor for The White Review. She was awarded an MBE For Services to Literature in 2021.

Lucy Collins

Lucy Collins

Lucy Collins is an Associate Professor at University College Dublin, where she teaches modern and contemporary literature. Educated at Trinity College Dublin and at Harvard University, where she spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar, she has published essays and books on modern poetry from Ireland, Britain and America. She is editor of the Irish University Review and co-founder of the Irish Poetry Reading Archive, a national digital repository.

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