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January 2007

Look Back In Anticipation: Translation Prize Winners

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We bring in the new year looking both backward and forward, saluting the winners of the various 2006 translation prizes by presenting exciting new work by the winning author/translator pairs. Humphrey Davies tells Elias Khoury's "Secrets." Sarah Death brings us Ellen Mattson's portrait of a relationship literally gone up in smoke in "Splendorville." Susan Bernofsky ushers us into the mind of Jenny Erpenbeck's dreamy child and her "Book of Words." Ellen Elias-Bursac shows David Albahari's bemused language teacher "Learning Cyrillic" and other nonnative languages. And Anne Born says amen to Per Petterson's "Today You Must Pray to God." We hope you'll join us in toasting these feats and celebrating a new year of literature in translation.

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