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'The Book of Things' - Best Literary Translation into English of 2011!

Ales Steger the book of things Aleš Šteger's The Book of Things, translated by Brian Henry and published by BOA in 2010, is the winner of the AATSEEL's 2011 Award for Best Literary Translation into English! Šteger's poems in The Book of Things were originally written in Slovenian, and were translated into English as a part of BOA's Lannan Translations Series. The AATSEEL praised Brian Henry for his "outstanding" translation of a poet who is "not as well-known in this country as he should be." As indicated in the book's title, the poems explore a wide range of objects and "things" at their beginnings, which lead to sometimes unexpected conclusions. BOA also received some roots for the book's "handsome, quirky design," called a perfect match for the book's contents. Click here to OWN the 2011 Best Literary Translation into English!

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