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Read Russia Prize finalists

They've announced the four finalists for the 2018 Read Russia Prize, "celebrating the best translation of Russian literature into English" -- and they include Thomas J. Kitson's translation of Iliazd's Rapture and Yuri Machkasov's translation of Mariam Petrosyan's The Gray House. The winning title will be announced 12 April.
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They've announced the longlist For the 2018 Read Russia Prize, awarded: "for the best new English translations of Russian literature". Only two of the titles are under review at the complete review : Rapture, by Iliazd (tr. Thomas J...


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