We’re delighted to announce that Hanne Ørstavik’s novel Love has been named a Finalist for the National Book Awards! Love joins a longlist of five books in the new Translated Literature category, which was inaugurated this year. The Finalist status honors Hanne Ørstavik as well as translator Martin Aitken, who according to the National Book Foundation website, “has done a beautiful job of capturing the raw power, rhythms, and electricity of Ørstavik’s prose.”
Hanne and Martin will both attend the Award Ceremony in New York on November 14, where the winners of the National Book Award for 2018 will be announced. You can celebrate with us by attending the National Book Award Finalist Reading at the New School in New York, where Hanne and Martin will each read a short excerpt from the book. If you can’t make it, you can tune into the live stream of the event—keep an eye on the website of the National Book Awards for more information.
Our hearty congratulations to Hanne and Martin for this achievement! If you haven’t read it yet, you can order your copy of Love on our website.