Down the Rabbit Hole on Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize shortlist too

Congratulations to Rosalind Harvey! Her pitch-perfect translation of Villalobos’ Down the Rabbit Hole is one of six translations shortlisted for the 2012 Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize – the only UK prize translation prize that looks at poetry, prose and drama translated into English from any language.

After the book reached the shortlist of the Guardian First Book Award, this is confirmation of its popularity with readers and critics alike.

Talking of popularity: did you know what happened to it as one of the five books in the Writers’ Centre Norwich Summer Reads promotion in Norfolk? The 100 library copies were all borrowed within a week – unprecedented stuff!

cover of Juan Pablo Villalobos novel, originally called Fiesta en la Madriguera, introduction by Adam Thirlwell

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