Last night the shortlist for The Best Translated Book Award was announced at Idlewild Books. Unfortunately (for us), There’s Nothing I Can Do When I Think of You Late at Night, by Cao Naiqian, which was on the longlist did not make it to the next round.
However, the list of fiction finalists is certainly impressive and offers a lot of interesting selections. No books from the Asian languages were selected for the fiction finalists but there were several selected for poetry.
Earlier this month, Three Percent, which organizes the award reviewed all the books from the fiction longlist including There’s Nothing I Can Do When I Think of You Late at Night. The book was also recently reviewed by The Complete Review.
The winners will be announced at Idlewild Books on March 10.