Sebastijan Pregelj: The Chronicle of Forgetting in English Translation has been included in the Longlist of Library Nominations for the DUBLIN Literary Award 2021
The English translation of the novel A Chronicle of Forgetting (Sebastijan Pregelj – Kronika pozabljanja, Goga, 2014), published by the book series Litterae Slovenicae by the Slovene Writers’ Association, was included in a longlist of 49 nominations for the DUBLIN Literary Award 2021.
For the DUBLIN Literary Award, nomination proposals are submitted by public libraries around the world, sponsored by the Dublin City Council. The DUBLIN Literary Prize will be awarded for the 26th time in 2021 and is one of the most valuable international prizes for an individual literary work published in English, which will bring the selected winner a cash prize of EUR 100,000. Nominations include 18 novels in translation with works nominated by libraries from 30 countries across Africa, Europe, Asia, the US and Canada, South America, and Australia and New Zealand. If the winning book has been translated, the author receives € 75,000 and the translator € 25,000. And among them was Sebastijan Pregl’s novel A Chronicle of Forgetting (translated by Rawley Grau), published in the book series Litterae Slovenicae in 2020.
The novel is a moving, well written – and translated – story about finding meaning and accepting the end of life, about losing memories and doing things worth remembering, about leaving something behind for others to find hope and/or comfort in. As it increasingly becomes the protagonist’s one true anchor in his diminishing sense of reality and self, the simple beauty of the world surrounding him is described in the novel’s most poetic language.
Ljubljana City Library, Slovenia
The new titles were published with the financial support of
Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and JAK (Slovenian Book Agency).