French authors, as represented by the Permanent Council of Writers (CPE), have drawn up twelve proposals addressed to European policy makers. Their aim is to ensure that authors continue to enjoy freedom of expression and provide Europe’s biggest cultural industry with high-quality works so that European literature maintains its worldwide impact. […]
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On 15 October 2015 PEN International adopted the Quebec Declaration on Literary Translation and Translators.
The text contains a six-point summary of the principles and objectives that PEN International intends to promote in the area of literary translation. These principles include the importance of translation in promoting the dignity of all cultures and languages, the need to draw attention to the conditions required in order to engage in this activity and, above all, the importance of defending the people who make communication possible – literary translators. […]
Oda Myran Winsnes has been awarded the Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize for 2016 for her Norwegian translation of Samar Yazbek’s A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution. The prize, which is awarded each year by the Norwegian Booksellers’ Association and the Norwegian Non-fiction Writers and Translators Association (NFF), goes to a newly established translator of non-fiction who has produced a high quality translation of a new work of non-fiction literature. Oda Myran Winsnes was awarded the prize and a cheque for NOK 50,000 (EUR 6,250) at this year’s International Translation Day celebrations in Oslo on 29 September 2016. […]
The Russian translator Nargis Shinkarenko is the recipient of NORLA’s 2016 Translator’s Award for her translations of non-fiction literature from Norwegian into Russian. The announcement was made on 29 September in Oslo, during the celebration of International Translation Day and the feast of St. Jerome. The award, now in its 11th year, is given annually and on an alternating basis to talented translators of fiction and non-fiction and is intended as a measure to encourage the promotion of Norwegian literature. […]