Translation Rights  |  Jul 27, 2018

Authors Nominated for The New Academy's International Prize for Literature

Margaret AtwoodSiri HustvedtCormac McCarthyHaruki Murakami and Donna Tartt have all been nominated for The New Academy’s prestigious International Prize for Literature. 

The prize recognises writers of literary fiction throughout the world who, through their writing, have accessed and imparted intrinsic values of humanity.

The New Academy was founded in 2018 to warrant the award of an international literature prize, following the announcement that the Nobel Prize for Fiction would not be presented this year. The New Academy serves as ‘a reminder that literature should be associated with democracy, openness, empathy and respect’ and the power of literature as a ‘counterforce of oppression’.

The prize nominations were submitted by librarians across Sweden and a worldwide voting system will determine a shortlist of four authors. An expert jury will be deciding the final prize winner from the public’s shortlist.

The online voting platform is open from the 10th July until the 14th August, and the winner of the International Prize for Literature will be announced on the 14th October 2018.