László Krasznahorkai Wins National Book Award for Translated Literature

László Krasznahorkai’s Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming, translated from Hungarian by Ottilie Mulzet, has won the award for Translated Literature at the 2019 National Book Awards. It has only been a year since this prize category was first established by the National Book Foundation in order to broaden readership for global voices and spark dialogue around international stories. This prize honours both the author and the translator for work published in the US. Krasznahorkai’s novel, published in Hungarian in 2016 by Magvető as Báró Wenckheim hazatér, was translated as Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming this year by Ottilie Mulzet, and published by New Directions Publishing.