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Two Oneworld Titles Win at the National Book Awards

5th December, 2022

Both The Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty and Seven Empty Houses by Samanta Schweblin have won in their categories at the National Book Awards in the US.

Tess Gunty won the fiction category for The Rabbit Hutch, and Samanta Schweblin won the translated literature category for Seven Empty Houses, translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell. They each won prizes of $10,000.

Translator Ann Goldstein chaired the jury for translated literature and presented the prize to Schweblin, while Gunty received her award from jury chair and author Ben Fountain.

At the awards, Gunty said: “I truly believe that attention is the most sacred resource that we have to spend on this planet, and books are perhaps the last places where we spend this resource freely, and where it means the most.”

Find out more about the National Book Awards here.

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