Brodeck Shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2010

We’re happy to announce that Philippe Claudel’s Brodeck, translated from the French by John Cullen, is among the six titles shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2010. Arts Council England awards the prize annually to the best work of contemporary fiction in translation. The novel, which Nan A. Talese published in June, received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and was glowingly reviewed in The New York Times Book Review. The Independent writes, “Written with a painterly beauty, unfolding in the vivid landscape of a nightmarish folk-tale, the novel turns history into a fable that mixes Kafka and the Grimms: a Gothic vision of fear redeemed by love in a world where ‘the wolves outnumber the lambs.'”