5 More Works from 2014 Best Translated Book Award Winner Laszlo Krasznahorkai

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László Krasznahorkai, the Hungarian master of the gorgeously long flowing sentence and seemingly endless paragraph, is the first author ever to win the Best Translated Book Award multiple times and he’s done so back-to-back with two equally powerful, but very different books. Unlike his previous efforts, 2014 winner Seiobo There Below (his six novel overall) doesn’t find its storytelling firmly rooted in the happenings of a small Hungarian town, instead it ambitiously hops around the globe and through time in a quest to uncover beauty in all of its various artistic incarnations.

While there’s been much talk about Seiobo There Below and 2013 prize winner Satantago, thankfully these aren’t the only two Krasznahorkai works to be published in English translation. For those that are looking to get their hands on more, we briefly summarize each of the available options below.

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It’s Hard to Rhyme a Word Like Vagina: The Amusing Nature of Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq’s Leg Over Leg: Volume One

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Over the past few weeks we’ve been talking nonstop about this year’s crop of Best Translated Book Award nominated authors, translators, and publishers. Now it’s time for us to take a deeper dive into what this award really celebrates: the beauty of storytelling and the art of translation. Over the next few days, leading up to the announcement of the winner on the 28th, we’ll take a closer look at different aspects of several of the nominated titles.

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A Man in Love With Himself: My Struggles with Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle

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Over the past few weeks we’ve been talking nonstop about this year’s crop of Best Translated Book Award nominated authors, translators, and publishers. Now it’s time for us to take a deeper dive into what this award really celebrates: the beauty of storytelling and the art of translation. Over the next few days, leading up to the announcement of the winner on the 28th, we’ll take a closer look at different aspects of several of the nominated titles.

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Historical Science Fiction Romance Adventure!?: The Perplexing World of Jan Jacob Slauerhoff’s The Forbidden Kingdom

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Over the past few weeks we’ve been talking nonstop about this year’s crop of Best Translated Book Award nominated authors, translators, and publishers. Now it’s time for us to take a deeper dive into what this award really celebrates: the beauty of storytelling and the art of translation. Over the next few days, leading up to the announcement of the winner on the 28th, we’ll take a closer look at different aspects of several of the nominated titles.

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