WIN FAB INTERNATIONAL FICTION & CHAMPAGNE!

Mimi ON May 18, 2011 AT 9:07 am

Champagne Taittinger Brut Reserve NV

Champagne Taittinger Brut Reserve NV

If you’re a curious reader and enjoy sampling fiction in translation from around the world, this is the competition for you!

We’re offering one lucky winner the chance to take an exhilarating global trip in words with the 15 books longlisted for this year’s Independent Foreign Fiction Prize plus a bottle of Champagne Taittinger Brut Reserve NV in a prize package worth over £300!

The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, supported by Arts Council England in association with Champagne Taittinger, celebrates an exceptional work of fiction by a living author which has been translated into English from any other language and published in the UK.

Fiction and short stories are eligible and the Prize acknowledges both the novelist and the translator equally, recognising the importance of the translator in their ability to bridge the gap between languages and cultures.

Authors longlisted for the Prize this year include Nobel Prize-winning Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk for The Museum of Innocence, a rich and humorous love story depicting a panoramic view of life in Istanbul; bestselling Israeli author, David Grossman, for To the End of the Land, described as a modern ‘War and Peace’; and German writers, Jenny Erpenbeck for her internationally bestselling novel Visitation and Juli Zeh for the psychological thriller, Dark Matter.

The longlist also features four novels hailing from Latin America; Colombian author Juan Gabriel Vásquez is longlisted for his latest novel, The Secret History of Costaguana, Peruvian writer Santiago Roncagliolo is nominated for Red April, winner of Spain’s coveted Alfaguara Prize, Argentinean author Marcelo Figueras features for Kamchatka, an adventure story about a young boy forced to square fantasy against reality and The Sickness, the debut novel from Venezuelan author and poet Alberto Barrera Tyszka, also makes this year’s list.

The longlist offers an assortment of cultures with writers working in Swedish, Czech, Polish, Japanese, Norwegian and French – this feast of foreign fiction offers readers the chance to escape in to other worlds and sample the best writing from around the globe.

To celebrate the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2011, we’ve got a full set of the 15 books longlisted for this year’s Prize and a bottle of Champagne Taittinger Brut Reserve NV to give away to one lucky winner. Champagne Taittinger is one of the few grand Champagne houses to remain owned and actively managed by the named family. Renowned for the elegance and finesse of their Champagnes, this is their signature cuvée.

So, for your chance of winning some of the best of this year’s fiction in translation (and some champagne!), simply answer the following question by 1st June 2011:

Terms and Conditions

  • The competition is open to all mainland UK residents aged 18 or over except employees, agents or their families or any company associated with this competition.
  • The closing date for the competition is 1st June 2011
  • If any winner is unable for any reason to accept a prize or cannot be contacted within 24hrs, the promoter reserves the right to award the prize to another participant whose name will be drawn at random from all entries received.
  • Prizes are not transferable and no cash alternative is available. No purchase necessary.
  • The judge’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into. No cash alternative.
  • Entrants will have to provide a mainland full UK address and telephone number for delivery.

 

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