Awards: American Literary Translators Winners; Baillie Gifford Shortlist

Winners of the 2022 ALTA Awards, sponsored by the American Literary Translators Association, are:

National Translation Award in Poetry: Purgatorio by Dante Alighieri, translated from Italian by D. M. Black (NYRB Classics)
National Translation Award in Prose: The Morning Star by Karl Ove Knausgaard, translated from Norwegian by Martin Aitken (Penguin Press)
Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize: Cold Candies by Lee Young-ju, translated from Korean by Jae Kim (Black Ocean)
Italian Prose in Translation Award: Penelope by Silvana La Spina, translated from Italian by Anna Chiafele and Lisa Pike (Bordighera Press)
Spain-USA Foundation Translation Award: The Adventures and Misadventures of the Extraordinary and Admirable Joan Orpí, Conquistador and Founder of New Catalonia by Max Besora, translated from Catalan by Mara Faye Lethem (Open Letter Books)


The shortlist for the £50,000 (about $55,180) 2020 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction has been announced. The winner will be announced November 17. The shortlist:

Legacy of Violence: A History of the British by Caroline Elkins
The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World by Jonathan Freedland
My Fourth Time, We Drowned: Seeking Refuge on the World's Deadliest Migration Route by Sally Hayden
The Restless Republic: Britain Without a Crown by Anna Keay
A Fortunate Woman: A Country Doctor's Story by Polly Morland
Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne by Katherine Rundell

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