Translation Rights  |  Jul 4, 2022

Susanna Clarke's Piranesi Wins Kelvin 505 Award

The Kelvin 505 Awards have been convened by the Celsius 232 festival since 2016 to reward the best novels published in Spain for the first time during the previous year in the science fiction, fantasy or horror genres. This year, the seventh edition of the Kelvin 505 awards, already have finalists chosen by an academy made up of the winners of the main genre novel awards in Spain, together with the directors of Celsius 232 and a selection of specialists. The winners of the four categories were recently announced.

The Best novel translated into Spanish and published for the first time in Spain in 2021 was awarded to Piranesi, by Susanna Clarke. Translation by Antonio Padilla Esteban (Salamandra).

Piranesi was published in September 2021 and has since been translated into 31 languages and has been nominated, shortlisted and awarded numerous accolades, including the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021. It has also been highly praised by reviewers who have marked it as "weird and haunting and excellent" and proclaimed that it "remind(s) us of fiction’s power to take us to another world".

Winners will be honoured during the Celsius 232 festival, to be held July 19-23, 2022 in Avilés, Spain.