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December 15, 2012

Five on Marsh Award shortlist

marsh_award|By  Katie Allen

Orion Children’s Books has scored two of the shortlist for the Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation with tales by Carlos Ruiz Zafron and Mithaa Alkhayyat.

The award, administered by the English-Speaking Union on behalf of the Marsh Christian Trust, celebrates the “high quality and diversity of translated fiction for young readers”. The prize of £2,000 goes to the translator.

Lucia Grave is shortlisted for her translation from the Spanish of Carlos Ruiz Zafron’s The Midnight Train, alongside Fatima Sharafeddini’s translation from the Arabic of My Own Special Way by Mithaa Akhayyat,retold by Vivian French.

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