The 2016 Radojka Vrančič Prizes were awarded by the Slovenian Association of Literary Translators (http://www NULL.dskp-drustvo NULL.si/) on the Writers’ Stand at the 31st Slovenian Book Fair, on 24th November 2016.

Tanja Petrič received the award for Smrt zaradi muz, a collection of poems by the Austrian poet Friederike Mayröcker, published Mladinska knjiga in their Nova lirika collection in 2015. Diana Pungeršič was awarded the prize for her translation of a novel by the Slovak author Daniela Kapitáňova, Samko Tále: Knjiga o britofu, published by KUD Sodobnost International in 2015.

During the award ceremony; left: Tanja Petrič, in the middle: Diana Pungeršič.
During the award ceremony; left: Tanja Petrič, in the middle: Diana Pungeršič.

The prize is awarded as a ‘scholarship’, worth around 1,500 euros, with the money drawn from the library loans fund. Furthermore, the winning translators are featured in the main newspapers, and are interviewed on national radio and television.

The prize is named after the famous Slovenian translator of Proust, and is awarded annually to a young and promising translator under 35 years.

 

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