The Susanna Roth Award is an annual competition for beginner translators up to 40 years of age, whose task is to translate a piece of contemporary Czech prose. […]
The 2019 Bastian Prize for Outstanding Literary Translation was awarded in the course of the International Translation Day celebrations in Oslo on 26 September 2019. The Bastian is the annual translation prize of the Norwegian Association of Literary Translators’ (Norsk Oversetterforening). […]
The Institut Ramon Llull will award a prize of € 4,000 for a literary translation from Catalan.The nominated translation has to be the work of one translator and have been published in 2018. […]
Czech Centres and the Literary Section of the Arts and Theatre Institute (ATI), Prague, announce the 5th year of the International Competition for Young Translators – The Susanna Roth Prize, named after the celebrated Swiss translator Susanna Roth (1950 – 1997) who made a significant contribution to the promotion of contemporary Czech literature abroad. […]
The Institut Ramon Llul will award a prize of € 4,000 for a literary translation from Catalan. The nominated translation has to be the work of one translator and have been published in 2017.
Deadline: 7 June 2018
Details (in Catalan) can be found here. […]
The new Translators Association First Translation Prize has been won by the translator Bela Shayevich and her editor at Fitzcarraldo, Jacques Testard, for Second-Hand Time by Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich. The £2,000 prize was set up by translator Daniel Hahn with the Society of Authors and support from the British Council with his own 25,000€ winnings from the International Dublin literary award, which he won in 2017 with his translation A General Theory of Oblivion, a novel by José Eduardo Agualusa. […]
At the recent Frankfurt Book Fair, the French president Emmanuel Macron paid homage to the translator’s profession, and announced the creation of a “real” prize in France for translation into French (Note: a number of well regarded translation prizes already exist in France). “Knowledge of language is knowledge of books, and such is the eminent role played by translators that I cannot speak here, before you, without paying them the homage we owe them, because translation is the first thing our diplomats do, indeed it is sometimes the heart of what they do. It involves avoiding misunderstandings, indeed sometimes avoiding little miscomprehensions, it’s about conveying. […]
The Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) presents this prize to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the world of translation or interpreting over a long period. For French to English translator Ros Schwarz this has included the translation of over 70 titles from fiction, drama and children’s books to graphic albums, as well as a number of non-fiction works. […]
Saint Jerome was a church scholar and Bible translator, originator of the Vulgata, the first Latin translation that our present bible translations are based on. According to fable he once pulled a thorn from a lion’s paw, whereby the animal became his faithful pet.
By awarding the Jerome’s Lion, the Association of Hungarian Literary Translators (MEGY) is following the footsteps of the Polish Literary Translators Association in adapting a best practice model to the Hungarian publishing market. […]
Translators Ulla Ekblad-Forsgren (Sweden) and Alexander Sitzmann (Austria) are the winners of Austria’s State Prize for Literary Translation 2016 (EUR 10,000). The annual prize under the patronage of Austria’s Chancellor is awarded annually for the translation of Austrian literature into a foreign language and to Austrian literary translators. […]
Eva Lüdi Kong has been awarded the Leipzig Book Fair Prize for Translation for Die Reise in den Westen (‘Travel into the West’), her translation of an at least 400 year old Chinese book. In this book, whose author is unknown, four pilgrims who have been expelled from heaven and condemned to earth, describe their travel west to honour Buddha. It is the most popular book in Chinese literature. […]
The £3000 Saif Ghobash Prize for Translation from the Arabic was won by Jonathan Wright for his translation The Bamboo Stalk by the Kuwaiti writer Saud Alsanousi.
The John Florio Prize of £2000 for Translation from the Italian went to Jamie McKendrick for his translation Archipelago by the Sardinian poet Antonella Anedda. […]
The Irish Translators’ and Interpreters’ Association (ITIA) awarded honorary membership to Eileen Battersby, literary correspondent of the Irish Times, at the Irish Writers’ Centre on Friday 2 December. Ms Battersby was recognised for her championing of fiction in translation, raising awareness of translated novels and of translation in general, which plays such an important role in ensuring access to literature in other languages. […]
The German > Slovenian translator Alenka Mercina won the second edition of the Jerman prize (which is awarded for the translation of a work in the humanities and social sciences) for Govorica tretjega rajha: Filologova beležnica, her translation of LTI – Lingua Tertii Imperii by the author Victor Klemperer. […]
The Slovenian Association of Literary Translators has awarded the 2016 Sovre Prize to the famous Slovenian translator Lijana Dejak for her translation of the novel Laurus by the Russian author Jevgenij Vodolazkin. The translation was published by Cankarjeva založba in 2015. […]
The 2016 Radojka Vrančič Prizes were awarded by the Slovenian Association of Literary Translators on the Writers’ Stand at the 31st Slovenian Book Fair, on 24th November 2016. […]
The APT (Associação Portuguesa de Tradutores) and the SPA (Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores) had the honour of awarding the Grand Prize for Literary Translation 2016 at a ceremony on 10th November 2016. […]
The Spanish association ACE Traductores has been awarded the 2016 Gerardo de Cremona International Award within the category Institutions from the Northern Shore. For the Southern Shore, the prize has gone to the National Centre for Translation in Egypt. Also, the translators Kadhim Jihad, from Iraq, and Francesca Maria Corrao, from Italy, are the respective winners from the Southern and Northern Shore in the category for individuals. […]
Oda Myran Winsnes has been awarded the Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize for 2016 for her Norwegian translation of Samar Yazbek’s The Crossing: My Journey to the Shattered Heart of Syria. 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. […]