The inaugural In Other Words prize was held in 2017 when four Honour Titles were announced by then Children's Laureate Chris Riddell and Carnegie Award-winning author Kevin Brooks at a special event at the Bologna Book Fair.
The first recipients of the award were: Sputterfly by Simon van der Gees, translated from Dutch by Laura Watkinson; A Good Day for Climbing a Tree by Jaco Jacobs, translated from Afrikaans by Kobus Geldenhuys; Elise and the Second-hand Dog by Bjarne Reuter, translated from Danish by Sian Mackie; and The Raven's Children by Yulia Yakoleva, translated from Russian by Maria Kozlovskaya Wiltshire.
The 2018 shortlist will be announced in March.
Four of the titles will be named as Honour Titles at an event at the London Book Fair in April 2018.
The judges for the 2018 In Other Words prize are: award-winning translator Sarah Ardizzone Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and Blue Peter Book Award winner Daniel Hahn, Emma Langley, responsible for international literature and translation at Arts Council England, award-winning children's author, Candy Gourley, Writer, critic and broadcaster Nicollete Jones, Children's book consultant, Elaine McQuade, Book Trust's director of children's books, Jill Coleman, Florentyna Martin, children's book buyer at Waterstones, the co-owner of the Big Green Bookshop in London, Simon Key, and from our very own buying team, Gary Powell.