National Book Critics Circle Announces Longlist Committee for First Annual Gregg Barrios Book in Translation Prize, Barrios Submissions Now Live

By Chelsea Leu

The National Book Critics Circle is pleased to announce the longlist reading committee for the 2022 Gregg Barrios Book in Translation Prize. 

In the coming months, this group will create a longlist of books that will then be evaluated by all interested NBCC members. Barrios finalists will be announced in January and a winner in March at the NBCC awards ceremony. 

Committee members are:

Diego Báez (board member)

Maria H Barrera-Agarwal

Mandana Chaffa (board member, Barrios Prize deputy)

Tara Cheesman

Adam Dalva (board member, Barrios Prize deputy)

Jaquira Díaz

Shelley Frisch

Heather Green

Nichole LeFebvre

Jo Livingstone (board member) 

Tara Merrigan (board member, VP/Barrios Prize)

Cory Oldweiler

Ben Olguin

Mira Rosenthal

Starting with the 2022 publishing year, the Gregg Barrios Book in Translation Prize will honor the best book of any genre translated into English and published in the United States. For more information on the prize, see the Barrios Prize page

This prize accepts digital submissions. Please submit using the NBCC Submission Form and check “Yes” in response to the question “Is this a translated work?”.

Please contact Tara Wanda Merrigan, VP/Barrios Prize, with questions at