Thursday, December 04, 2008
W.F Herman's THE DARKROOM OF DAMOCLES Nominated for Best Translated Novel of 2008
Announced today on the Three Percent website, the 2008 Best Translated Book of the Year Fiction Longlist includes Overlook's The Darkroom of Damocles by W. F. Hermans. The list features authors from all over the world, including Nobel Prize winners and first-time novelists, and published by presses of all sizes, this longlist will be narrowed down to ten finalists on January 27th, with a winner being announced at a reception on February 19th at the Melville House offices in Brooklyn, NY. This award, started last year in reaction to the lack of international titles on “best of the year” lists, was created to bring attention to the great works of international literature being published in the United States. Criteria used in selecting these titles include the quality of the work itself, along with the quality of the translation. It is the only award in America honoring international literature that is given to the book itself.