Shadow IFFP JURY 2015


This year Tony and I have brought together the biggest shadow jury . But a truly global  jury for a prize for world fiction . We have bloggers from the US , UK , France ,India and Australia .I feel we will really get the IFFP noticed around the world .

Chairman Stu blogger at winstonsdad , champion of translated fiction and starter of this shadow IFFp prize bringing the world of fiction to the readers so far 500 books from a 100 countries .Also twitter fan at @stujallen started hashtag #translationthurs to promote translated fiction . By day a support worker working with people with learning disabilties for the last twenty years .

Tony Malone is an Englishman based in Melbourne who teaches English as a second language to prospective university students .He is interested in foreign languages and literature , focusing in particular on German , Japanese and Korean . He blogs about literary fiction in translation at Tony’s reading list and can be found on twitter  at @tony_malone  .


Joe Schreiber was born in the US, but has lived most of his life in or near Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He would really welcome a change should his adult children ever leave the nest. Presently on leave from a career in human services, he is finding more time for reading and writing. He has had a long standing interest in international literature, both in English and in translation, primarily from Europe and Africa. He blogs at and is learning to use Twitter at@roughghosts


Messy Tony backs up for his second IFFP Shadow Jury and having a long history of charitable work with other cultures he’s recently been a convert to learning about the many varied cultures through the literary eye. Blogger for Messenger’s Booker, Tony has been known to decline romantic dinner dates for a thick book and a blanket. Being an occasional Central Australian desert dweller, a good book helps with the isolation (maybe there’s a book in that???) tweets at @messy_tony

Emma Cazabonne is French and has been living in the US for 15 years. After university studies focusing on foreign languages, she has been an English-French translator for about 25 years. She is currently translating into French novels by Tanya Anne Crossby. She is also an online French tutor and the owner and sole operator of the virtual book tour company France Book Tours. She blogs at Words And Peace. She is especially interested in books in French as well as translated from the French and the Japanese. She can be found on Twitter @wordsandpeace

Chelsea McGill is an American living in Kolkata, India who recently got married and finished a Master’s degree from the University of Chicago. She is interested in the anthropological and psychological aspects of international literature. She blogs at The Globally Curious and tweets from @chelsea_mcgill4.

Julianne Pachico was born in Cambridge, grew up in Colombia and now lives in Norwich, where she is completing her PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at the University of East Anglia. She is working on a linked collection of short stories and blogs at Twitter: @juliannepachico

Clare started blogging at A Little Blog of Books three years ago. When she’s not doing her day job in London, she blogs mostly about contemporary literary fiction and particularly enjoys reading books by French and Japanese authors. Twitter: @littleblogbooks

Bellezza lives in the United States where she has been a teacher for 28 years. Her passion for translated literature has grown enormously since she began hosting the Japanese Literature Challenge eight years ago. This is the second year she has participated on the Shadow Jury for the IFFP. Her blog is Dolce Bellezza, and her Twitter handle is @bellezzamjs

David Hebblethwaite was born in the north of England and now lives in the south with a lot of books. He’s trying to read more from around the world, and to work out exactly how and why his reading tastes have changed recently. He blogs his thoughts at David’s Book World, and tweets as @David_Heb.

 Grant Rintoul teaches English in Scotland, where, amid towering piles of marking and bringing up two children, he somehow still manages to find the time to read. He blogs at attempting to keep his English language reviews proportionate to those from the rest of the world. You can follow him on Twitter@grantrintoul where, among all the literary links, he will occasionally irritate you with obscure references to Scottish politics.


34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. MarinaSofia
    Mar 11, 2015 @ 09:39:05

    Nice to hear the ‘real life story’ behind some of my favourite blogging names. You have a great team there! Look forward to hearing your comments and decisions.


  2. hastanton
    Mar 11, 2015 @ 09:40:45

    How exciting ….and what an ilustrious panel . Good luck all and I look forward to reading the reviews.


  3. Malcolm
    Mar 11, 2015 @ 09:50:21

    Reblogged this on A Year of Reading Dangerously.


  4. Tony
    Mar 11, 2015 @ 09:54:58

    Reblogged this on Tony's Reading List and commented:
    Yes, we’re back – and bigger than ever 🙂


  5. Lisa Hill
    Mar 11, 2015 @ 10:39:28

    Good stuff. Now all we need is the book list and I will be barracking from the sidelines.


  6. JacquiWine
    Mar 11, 2015 @ 12:55:11

    I’ll be cheering you on from the sidelines! Looking forward to following your reviews.


  7. A Little Blog of Books
    Mar 11, 2015 @ 13:06:09

    Thanks Stu – really looking forward to it! Does anyone know what time the longlist is coming out tomorrow?


  8. Bellezza
    Mar 11, 2015 @ 13:28:22

    Stu, is it Thursday yet? I can’t wait to see the long list for the IFFP and begin reading it! So wonderful to be on the Shadow Jury with you and the others. I’m really looking forward to our wonderful adventure and worthy winner (says us!).


  9. roughghosts
    Mar 11, 2015 @ 16:51:39

    So excited! It will be midnight by 6:00 PM here and I have a tendency to stay up intil 2:00 or 3:00 AM so I sure hope the news is out before I go to sleep! Looking forward to getting to know new booklovers along the way!


  10. Bellezza
    Mar 11, 2015 @ 17:58:52

    Stu, the link to my blog is not correct. Could you change it to Thanks, Bellezza


  11. 1streading
    Mar 11, 2015 @ 19:38:28

    Very much looking forward to this. It has been particularly unbearable waiting for the list this year!


  12. sharkell
    Mar 11, 2015 @ 22:35:48

    Wow, what an impressive panel. I’m looking forward to reading all of your reviews.


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  14. WordsAndPeace
    Mar 12, 2015 @ 01:27:35

    thanks Stu, nice to meet the other members. I believe this is the 2015 IFFP, not 2014


  15. WordsAndPeace
    Mar 12, 2015 @ 01:29:10

    Reblogged this on Words And Peace and commented:
    So excited to be part of the shadow Panel for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2015. Just bogged my library to get several books from it! So be prepared to hear a lot about translated fiction


  16. David H
    Mar 12, 2015 @ 17:30:00

    Can’t wait to get started!


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  18. Claire 'Word by Word'
    Mar 12, 2015 @ 19:55:26

    A great line up of books and a fabulous shadow jury Stu and team, can’t wait to watch the action! Bonne Courage tous!


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