Translation of Vogliamo Tutto winner of top US translation award

Oct 18, 2017

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Matt Holden, translator of Vogliamo Tutto: we want everything ($23.95, ISBN 9780992458706) by Nanni Balestrini, has been awarded the American Literary Translators Association's 2017 Italian Prose in Translation Award. The prestigious award recognises the importance of contemporary Italian prose, and the translation of Italian works into English. Last year's winner was Ann Goldstein for her translation of The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante.

Congratulations to the other nominees, they were:

  • Distant Light by Antonio Morescu, translated by Richard Dixon
  • Eva Sleeps by Francesca Melandri, translated by Katherine Gregor
  • Primo Levi's Resistance: Rebels and Collaborators in Occupied Italy by Sergio Luzzatto, translated by Frederika Randall¬†


This important novel was published in 1971 and had not been available in English until Matt's translation was published in Australia by Telephone Publishing in 2014. Verso published UK and US editions in 2016.