The news that The Confessions of Noa Weber by Gail Hareven won the 2010 Best Translated Book Award for Fiction, is cool for a few reasons other than the obvious fact that it’s a great book, and deserving of a cool award.

1. It’s always good when translated material gets recognized.

2.  The book is on Melville House, and we love Melville House.

3. That’s all.

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