photo: Aleksandar Gatalitsa and his translator Isnimi Rantoulovits while receiving the prize
Athens Prize for Literature
Fiction-finalist Theodoros Grigoriadis alerts me to this year's Athens Prize for Literature, a leading Greek literary prize that selects both a best Greek novel and the best fiction in translation.
They've now announced this year's winners, and Kostas Logaras' Τα πουλιά με το μαύρο κολάρο won for best novel; see also the Εκδόσεις Καστανιώτη publicity page
Beating out, among others, books by Margaret Atwood and Elena Ferrante, a translation of Aleksandar Gatalica's The Great War won best foreign work -- a novel that already won the leading Serbian literary prize, the NIN Award, and which Istros published in English translation a few years ago; see their publicity page, or get your copy at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk.
See also the report at Grigoriadis' weblog.