Comma wins PEN Translates Award for first collection of Kurdish speculative fiction ever to be published in the UK.

We're excited to share the news that we have won a PEN Translates Award for Kurdistan +100, the first collection of Kurdish speculative fiction ever to be published in the UK.

 

It continues our series showcasing science fiction from the MENA region and follows on from Palestine +100 and Iraq +100, both of which have been bestsellers for us. Kurdistan +100 will be co-edited by our editor-at-large Orsola Casagrande in collaboration with Mustafa Gondugdu, will be translated from Turkish, Kurmanji and German, and will include contributions from writers from Turkey, Syria and Germany.

 

Books from 14 countries and 12 languages have won PEN awards this time round, including literary fiction, non-fiction, crime, poetry, and YA literature, and – for the first time – titles from Guinea, Algeria and Benin, and work translated from the Gun and Kurmanji.

 

Read the announcement on the English PEN website here.