The Secret of the Blue Glass by Tomiko Inui, translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori, has made the shortlist for the 2017 Marsh Award. This biennial award goes to the translator of a children’s title first published overseas and then released in English translation in the U.K.
This is the first time a title translated from the Japanese has been named to the shortlist.
Other shortlisted books for 2017 are translations from Italian, Swedish, German, Chinese, and Persian. A short article describing each of the titles may be found here at Books for Keeps.
Congratulations to Ginny Tapley Takemori, and good luck! The winner will be announced in January 2017.