A book by Ukrainian author Serhiy Zhadan, ‘The Orphanage’, has been included on the list of three finalists of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Literature Prize 2022.
The EBRD Literature Prize celebrates the very best in translated literature from the almost 40 countries where the Bank invests, from Central and Eastern Europe to Central Asia, the Western Balkans and the southern and eastern Mediterranean.
The main prize is awarded to the best work of literary fiction originally written in a language from one of these countries, which has been translated into English and published by a UK or a Europe-based publisher in the previous year.
This year’s finalists also include a book from Greece (‘The Book of Katerina’ by Auguste Corteau) and Slovakia (‘Boat Number Five’ by Monika Kompaníková).
The winning book will receive the top prize money of €20,000, which will be split evenly between the author and the translator. The two runner-up titles will receive €8,000, similarly divided.
The winner of the EBRD Literature Prize 2022 will be announced on 13 June.
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