Winter in Sokcho longlisted for the 2021 National Book Award’s Translated Literature Prize

Winter in Sokcho by Elisa Shua Dusapin has been longlisted for 2021 National Book Award’s Translated Literature Prize.

Established in 1950, the National Book Awards are American literary prizes administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization. The awards currently honor the best Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature, published each year.

Congratulations to Elisa and all the longlisted authors.

Winter in Sokcho

Winner of the Prix Robert Walser — a beautiful, unexpected novel from a debut French-Korean author.

It’s winter in Sokcho, a tourist town on the border between South and North Korea. The cold slows everything down. Bodies are red and raw, the fish turn venomous, beyond the beach guns point out from the North’s watchtowers. A young French-Korean woman works as a receptionist in a tired guesthouse. One evening, an unexpected guest arrives: a French cartoonist determined to find inspiration in this desolate landscape. The two form an uneasy relationship. When she agrees to accompany him on trips to…

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