Congratulations to Hungarian author Lászlo Krasznahorkai and translator Ottilie Mulzet!
On Monday, April 28, Krasznahorkai’s novel Seiobo There Below — translated into English by Mulzet — was announced as the winner of the 2014 Best Translated Book Award for Fiction. This is Krasznahorkai’s second consecutive BTBA, after Satantango took the 2013 honor.
Krasznahorkai happened to stop by the New Directions offices that same afternoon, so we took advantage and recorded him "accepting" the prize. Enjoy!