The Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation is awarded biennially. Last week, on 20 October, the shortlist for the 2017 award was announced (see press release).
- Bronze and Sunflower, by Cao Wenxuan, tr. Helen Wang (Walker Books) – Chinese
- The Flying Classroom, by Erich Kastner, tr. Anthea Bell (Pushkin Children’s Books) – German
- Oh Freedom, by Francesco D’Adamo, tr. Sian Williams (Darf Publishers) – Italian
- The First Case, by Ulf Nilsson, tr. Julia Marshall (Gecko Press) – Swedish
- The Little Black Fish, by Samed Behrangi, tr. Azita Rassi (Tiny Owl Publishing) – Persian
- The Secret of the Blue Glass, by Tomiko Inui, tr. Ginny Tapley Takemori (Pushkin’s Childrens Books) – Japanese
The award winner will be announced on 25 January 2017.
The English-Speaking Union has launched the My Marsh competition – and invites students to upload a video review of their favourite shortlisted title! The competition winner will be announced on 9 January 2017.