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Chronicle of the Murdered House by Lúcio Cardoso won the 2017 Best Translated Book Award for fiction.

Writing: Lúcio Cardoso

Translation from Portuguese: Margaret Jull Costa and Robin Patterson

Proofreading: Bruno George

The prize was awarded for the translation, not for my work, but I'm proud to have been part of the project.

BTBA judge Jeremy Garber of Powell’s Books said, “Though it took longer than 50 years to finally appear in English, Lúcio Cardoso’s Chronicle of the Murdered House was well worth the wait.”

Judge Mark Haber of Brazos Bookstore said, “Chronicle has hints of Dostoevsky, García Márquez, and William Faulkner, yet the DNA is wholly Cardoso’s, who was not only a friend, but a mentor to Clarice Lispector. This novel is not only beautifully written and strangely profound, but a joy to read."

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