Translation Rights  |  Apr 28, 2015

Hannah Kent and Donna Tartt shortlisted for the Public Book Award

Hannah Kent and Donna Tartt are on the shortlist for Greece’s Public Book Award. 

The Public Book Award is sponsored by Public, one of the largest bookselling chains in Greece, and the winners will be announced at a ceremony held at the end of May 2015. Hannah Kent and Donna Tartt are featured in the Translated Fiction category together with authors such as Ian Rankin, John Green, David Sedaris, Philip Kerr and Jo Nesbo.

Hannah Kent is shortlisted for her debut novel Burial Rites. Set in Iceland, it tells the story of Agnes Magnúsdóttir, the last woman to be executed in Iceland. It has been previously nominated for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Bailey’s Woman Prize for Fiction. 

Donna Tartt’s shortlisted novel, The Goldfinch, follows Theo Decker, an orphan boy in New York as he is drawn into the city’s art underworld. It is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Andrew Carnegie Medal, and has also been shortlisted for the Bailey’s Woman Prize.  

Read more about the prize