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Olga Ravn and Olga Tokarczuk longlisted for National Book Award for Translated Literature 2022

The National Book Foundation have announced the longlist for the 2022 National Book Award for Translated Literature, which includes titles by Olga Ravn and Olga Tokarczuk. The longlistees were chosen from a total of 146 books submitted by publishers; the finalists in all categories will be announced on October 4, and winners will be announced at the National Book Awards Ceremony on November 16.

Olga Ravn is longlisted for The Employees (New Directions), which is structured as a series of witness statements compiled by a workplace commission, and follows the story of the crew of a Six-Thousand Ship which consists of those who were born, and those who were made, those who will die, and those who will not. Olga Tokarczuk's novel The Books of Jacob (Riverhead), which has been called her “magnum opus”, and took Jennifer Croft seven years to translate, is also among the ten books shortlisted for the 2022 National Book Award for Translated Literature. The book follows the story of charismatic Jewish eighteenth-century mystic Jacob Frank and an Eastern Europe swept by new ideas. 

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