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Ali named in "Industry Notes: PEN America's Finalists"

By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

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The PEN America competition program includes eight prizes, and one of the most highly visible is the translation honor. Others include literary science writing, biography, literary sports writing, and work by authors of color.

The annual award is given to a book-length translation of prose from any language into English published in 2017. Jurors for this prize are Eric M. B. Becker, Lisa Hayden, Jenny Wang Medina, Denise Newman, and Lara Vergnaud.

The news of the translation prize shortlist is part of a big round of competition finalists named late this month, and here are several more PEN awards programs now highlighting valuable work. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on February 20 in New York City.

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