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Kertesz, Oz novels nominated for translation prize

- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 28, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) - The English-language editions of novels by Nobel laureate Imre Kertesz of Hungary and Israel's Amos Oz are among 25 finalists for the Best Translated Book Awards.

The authors and translators of a winning work of fiction and a winning poetry collection each will receive $5,000, money provided through a grant from Amazon.com. The finalists were announced Tuesday by Three Percent, "an online resource for international literature" based at the University of Rochester in New York.

Kertesz's "Fiasco," translated by Tim Wilkinson; and Oz's "Scenes from Village Life," translated by Nicholas de Lange, were nominated for fiction. Poetry finalists will be announced April 10. Winners in both categories are expected to be announced in early May.

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The full list of finalists can be found at http://www.rochester.edu/threepercent

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