Monday, May 14, 2012
The Official Winner of the IFFP
The results for the official Independent Foreign Fiction Prize is in, so a hearty congratulations to Blooms of Darkness, written by Aharon Appelfeld & translated by Jeffrey M. Green. The judges said of this book “Jeffrey M Green's incantatory translation from the Hebrew does ample justice to a novel that meditates on the imagination, memory and language itself”.
Although it didn’t feature in the shadow jury’s short list, Mark from Eleutherophobia, said that the Writer “has crafted a nice, and somehow soul-enriching novel.” and our chairman, Stu from Winstonsdad said that “Aharon has shown why he considered one of the foremost Hebrew writers”. So although this wasn’t my personal favourite, or the choice of the shadow jury(Rob, Mark, Lisa,Tony, Stu, Simon and myself)), Congratulations to Aharon Appelfeld & Jeffrey M. Green from all the members of the shadow jury & hope you enjoy yourself at the official celebrations this evening.
Here are the shadow jury posts on this the official IFFP 2012 winner.
Mark, Simon, Stu, Tony
And here a link to all our posts on the 2012 IFFP .
Thanks to all from Booktrust and The British Arts Council , for their support and thanks also to Nikesh Shukla for aiding us in this process.
Also once again I want to thank all my fellow Judges for making this such a successful first year for the Shadow IFFP & an additional thanks to Stu for the original invite & if he does it again - I'm in :-)