Five on Marsh Award shortlist

Orion Children's Books has scored two of the shortlist for the Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation with tales by Carlos Ruiz Zafron and Mithaa Alkhayyat.

The award, administered by the English-Speaking Union on behalf of the Marsh Christian Trust, celebrates the "high quality and diversity of translated fiction for young readers". The prize of £2,000 goes to the translator.

Lucia Grave is shortlisted for her translation from the Spanish of Carlos Ruiz Zafron's The Midnight Train, alongside Fatima Sharafeddini's translation from the Arabic of My Own Special Way by Mithaa Akhayyat,retold by Vivian French.

Also in the shortlist is Howard Curtis, for his translation from the Italian of In The Sea There Are Crocodiles by Fabio Geda, published by David Fickling Books. Ros and Chloe Schwartz are nominated for their translation from the French of The Little Prince by Antoine de St-Exupery (The Collector's Library).

And Karin Chubb is shortlisted for her translation from the German of Themba by Lutz van Dijk (Aurora Metro).

The prize has been awarded biannually since 1996. The 2013 winner will be announced at a ceremony on 23rd January 2013.