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2021 National Book Awards Longlist: Translated Literature

2021 National Book Awards Longlist: Translated Literature

Here are the available audiobooks for the 2021 National Book Award longlist for Translated Literature. This year’s Translated Literature Longlist includes ten books originally published in seven different languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Korean, Russian, and Spanish. The Finalists in all five categories will be revealed on October 5.

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An Inventory of Losses

By Judith Schalansky
Narrated by: Christina Delaine
Length: 8 hours 49 minutes

A dazzling book about memory and extinction from the author of Atlas of Remote Islands.

Each disparate object described in this book—a Caspar David Friedrich painting, a species of tiger, a villa in Rome, a Greek love poem, an island in the Pacific—shares a common fate: it no longer exists, except as the dead end of a paper trail. Recalling the... Read more »

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When We Cease to Understand the World

By Benjamin Labatut
Narrated by: Adam Barr
Length: 5 hours 40 minutes

When We Cease to Understand the World is a book about the complicated links between scientific and mathematical discovery, madness, and destruction. Fritz Haber, Alexander Grothendieck, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödinger—these are some of the luminaries into whose troubled lives Benjamín Labatut thrusts the listener, showing us how they... Read more »

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The Twilight Zone

A Novel

By Nona Fernandez
Narrated by: Raquel Beattie
Length: 6 hours 40 minutes

It is 1984 in Chile, in the middle of the Pinochet dictatorship. A member of the secret police walks into the office of a dissident magazine and finds a reporter, who records his testimony. The narrator of Nona Fernández's mesmerizing and terrifying novel The Twilight Zone is a child when she first sees this man's face on the magazine’s cover... Read more »

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La isla de los conejos

By Elvira Navarro
Narrated by: Laura Monedero, Carme Calvell, Irene Miras, Carles Sianes & Carla López
Length: 4 hours 33 minutes

Nominado al National Book Award de literatura extranjera 2021

Vuelve con once perturbadores relatos Elvira Navarro, una de las grandes narradoras en lengua española.

Un falso inventor lleva conejos a una isla para que acaben con los nidos de unos pájaros cuyo nombre nadie sabe. En la penumbra nocturna, una especie extinguida hace miles de...

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