Diaspora - 2012/03/23
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Bernardo Atxaga’s novel, Zazpi etxe Frantzian (Seven Houses in France), is getting very good reviews in the United Kingdom where the English version was published last November. Additional good news has been received that the novel has been chosen as one of the best foreign fiction books of 2011 in the running for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, awarded by the Booktrust Association. On April 12th the five finalists will be published with the winning entry being among them.
The British Booktrust Association has recently published the list of the 15 finalists nominated for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, the award for the best foreign fiction book that had been awarded until now by the prestigious newspaper The Independent. The selection of the best works of 2011 includes, for the first time, a work that was originally written in Basque: the novel Zazpi etxe Frantzian by Bernardo Atxaga.