On 11 December 2014, at the traditional Saint Lucy dinner, the Italian-Swedish Chamber of Commerce Assosvezia, together with the Swedish Embassy and the group for the promotion of Sweden, awarded the prize ‘Promoter of Sweden of the year 2014’ to the Seminar on translating Swedish children’s literature into Italian, delivered by Laura Cangemi, Maria Cristina Lombardi and Katia De Marco.
The prize is awarded to a person, business or organisation which has distinguished itself in promoting Sweden in Italy. The eminent jury made their decision on the following basis:
‘The Seminar for professional and aspiring translators of children’s literature from Swedish into Italian provides a valuable contribution to the promotion and the dissemination of Swedish culture in Italy. By their commitment, competence, and passion, the teachers have inspired new translators to become important ambassadors of Swedish culture and of Swedish literature. The seminar, which focuses in particular on children’s literature, has the great merit of introducing a new generation of readers to the rich Swedish literary tradition.’
For more information (in Italian), please click here (http://assosvezia NULL.it/chi-siamo/promotore-della-svezia-dellanno/).