"Comemadre," by Roque Larraquy, translated by Heather Cleary, and published by Minneapolis' Coffee House Press, is one of 10 titles on the longlist for this year's National Book Award for Translated Literature — a new category this year.
The shortlists will be announced Oct. 10 and the winners will be announced Nov. 14.
The longlist rollout started Wednesday with young people's literature and will continue with poetry and nonfiction on Thursday and fiction on Friday.
Here are the other books in translation on the long list:
Négar Djavadi, "Disoriental," translated by Tina Kover, Europa Editions; Dunya Mikhail, "The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq," translated by Mikhail and Max Weiss, New Directions Publishing; Perumal Murugan, "One Part Woman," translated by Aniruddhan Vasudevan, Black Cat/Grove Atlantic; Hanne Ørstavik, "Love," translated by Martin Aitken, Archipelago Books; Gunnhild Øyehaug, "Wait, Blink: A Perfect Picture of Inner Life," translated by Kari Dickson, Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan Publishers; Domenico Starnone, "Trick," translated by Jhumpa Lahiri, Europa Editions; Yoko Tawada, "The Emissary," translated by Margaret Mitsutani, New Directions Publishing; Olga Tokarczuk, "Flights," translated by Jennifer Croft, Riverhead Books/Penguin Random House; Tatyana Tolstaya, "Aetherial Worlds," translated by Anya Migdal, Alfred A. Knopf/Penguin Random House.
Springsteen, Stewart to headline benefit
Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Jim Gaffigan and Seth Meyers are headlining this year's Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser, which benefits injured veterans and their families. Jimmy Carr and Eric Church are also on the bill for the Nov. 5 comedy event in New York City. The event, which was first held in 2007, is the brainchild of Caroline Hirsch, Andrew Fox and ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff, who was nearly killed during a 2006 attack in Iraq while embedded with U.S. troops. He calls the event a chance to "put aside our differences" to "honor those who have and continue to sacrifice so much."
Returning to Kfan: KFAN Radio alum Henry Lake is coming back to the station after more than five years on sports radio in Kansas City. Lake will be back on KFAN within a few weeks, "joining all of our hosts in regular appearances and hosting a college basketball show," said program director Chad Abbott. Lake will also fill in when hosts are away, Abbott said. Lake said on Twitter, "I'm grateful to be finalizing my return. … It's where I began and am happy to return." Abbott also said Lake is back in the Twin Cities as part of his return to the education field.
'Together' touring: A 10-city North America tour will feature stories and music aimed at bringing together women of all ages and backgrounds. Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine and WME Partner announced "Together Live" will launch in Boston on Nov. 3. Leaders, musicians, comedians, celebrities and ordinary people will share real stories from their lives. Witherspoon, Cheryl Strayed, Ruthie Lindsey, Cleo Wade, Abby Wambach, Maysoon Zayid and Priya Parker are among the participants. The tour will also visit Minneapolis on Sept. 13 at the State Theatre. Anyone interested in purchasing presale tickets can register at TogetherLive.com.