Author Sergei Zhadan“s book ‘The Orphanage’ has won the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development”s Literary Award 2022.
The EBRD Literary Awards recognise the best translators from the nearly 40 countries in which the Bank invests, from Central and Eastern Europe to Central Asia, the Western Balkans and the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean.
The grand prize is awarded to the best work of fiction originally written in the language of one of these countries, which has been translated into English and published by a British or European publisher in the previous year.
This year“s finalists also included a book from Greece (”Katerina“s Book” by Auguste Korto) and Slovakia (“Boat Number Five” by Monika Kompanikova).
Correspondent Evan Harvey, Literature Initiative