EBRD Literature Prize 2022: novels from Belarus and Ukraine hit the shortlist
March 24, 2022

EBRD Literature Prize 2022: novels from Belarus and Ukraine hit the shortlist

Novels from Belarus and Ukraine have made the shortlist of the EBRD Literature Prize 2022, launched by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to promote translated literary fiction from its regions of operations. The 10 books were announced on 22 March.

The €20,000 prize rewards 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 British or Europe-based publisher.

The book ‘Red Crosses’ by Sasha Filipenko (Belarus) was written in Russian and translated by Brian James Baer and Ellen Vayner (Europa Editions UK).

The novel ‘The Orphanage’ by Serhiy Zhadan from Ukraine was written in Ukrainian and translated by Reilly Costigan-Humes and Issac Stackhouse Wheeler (Yale University Press).

The finalists (three authors and their translators) will be announced on 16 May 2022. All will be invited to attend the award ceremony at the beginning of June (date to be determined) where the winner of the EBRD Literature Prize 2022 will be announced.

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