Antonio Tabucchi’s novel, Tristano Dies: A Life, translated from the Italian by Elizabeth Harris, was recently longlisted for the 2016 National Translation Award in Prose. Hailed by Necessary Fiction as “mesmerizing,” Tristano Dies is the story of Tristano, a hero of the Italian Resistance. As he lies on his deathbed, Tristano tells his life’s story to a writer, detailing heroic deeds and horrific betrayals.
The NTA shortlists will be announced in September, and the winners in early October. You can read more about the prize and take a look at the other nominated titles here.