Abyss, Translated by Lisa Dillman, is a 2023 National Book Award Finalist

The National Book Foundation's annual National Book Awards has announced that Abyss, by Pilar Quintana and translated from Spanish by Lisa Dillman (Art Omi: Writers) is a finalist for the 2023 award in Translated Literature. The novel follows 8-year-old Claudia through a vivid portrait of Cali, Columbia. In the words of World Edition, "Claudia’s acute observations remind us that children are capable of discerning extremely complex realities even if they cannot fully understand them. In Abyss, Quintana leads us brilliantly into the lonely heart of the child we have all once been, driven by fear of abandonment."

The 2023 National Book Award winners will be announced November 15.

Read the October 2023 Newsletter HERE.