May 1, 2023

The 2023 GLLI Translated YA Book Prize Committee is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2023 prize. This is the fifth year of the prize. The shortlist includes:

You Can’t Kill Snow White, by Beatrice Alemagna, translated by Karin Snelson and Emilie Robert Wong from the French. New York: Enchanted Lion, 2022.

Movements and Moments, by Sonia Eismann, translations from multiple languages. Montreal: Drawn & Quarterly, 2022.

My Body in Pieces, by Marie-Noëlle Hébert, translated by Shelley Tanaka from the French. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2021.

This Is Our Place, by Vitor Martins, translated by Larissa Helena from the Portuguese. New York: Scholastic, 2022.

The Cat Who Saved Books: A Novel, by Sosuke Natsukawa, translated by Louise Heal Kawai from the Japanese. New York: HarperVia, 2021.

Alice on the Run: One Child’s Journey Through the Rwandan Civil War, by Gaspard Talmasse, translated by Nanette McGuinness from the French. Los Angeles: Life Drawn, by Humanoid, 2022.

Ironhead, or Once a Young Lady, by Jean-Claude Van Rijckegham, translated by Kristin Gehrman from the Flemish. Montclair, New Jersey: Levine Querido, 2022.

Winners will be announced on Monday, May 15.

Gina Kromhout, committee chair

Kim Becnel

Nichole Brown

Katie Day

Danny Glasner

Mia Spangenberg

Sarah Swan