Frankfurt homage inspires Czech translators to join forces in an open letter to publishers

Frankfurt homage inspires Czech translators to join forces in an open letter to publishers

At Frankfurt International Book Fair, translators were paid a homage by the Norwegian writer Erika Fatland, who said that “Translators, who are often ignored, are the heroes of literature that I deal with every day.” They were also praised by the Norwegian Minister of Culture, Trine Skei Grande, who commented that “the Nobel Peace Prize should go to translators because they do a tremendous job in helping us read each other’s stories and thereby understanding each other.” These two declarations inspired Czech translators to join forces and write an open letter to publishers (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/obecprekladatelu/photos/pb NULL.183416178503538 NULL.-2207520000 NULL.0 NULL./1346843902160754/?type=3&theater).

Awarding of the 2019 Bastian Prize 2019 for translated literature into Norwegian

Awarding of the 2019 Bastian Prize 2019 for translated literature into Norwegian

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 Bastian Prize 2019 was awarded to Sverre Dahl (http://oversetterforeningen NULL.no/bastianprisen-2019-tildelt-sverre-dahl/) for his translation of Daniel Kehlmann’s Tyll.

Call for applications: ‘Translating the North’ into Italian (deadline: 15 July 2018)

Call for applications: ‘Translating the North’ into Italian (deadline: 15 July 2018)

StradeLab (http://www NULL.traduttoristrade NULL.it/stradelab/), a cultural association linked with SLC-Strade, is organising ‘Laboratorio Nordico – Translating the North’, the first peer-to-peer seminar for literary translators from Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish into Italian. The seminar is funded by the Danish Arts Foundation (https://www NULL.kunst NULL.dk/english/danish-arts-foundation/), Icelandic Literature Center (http://www NULL.islit NULL.is/en), Norla (https://norla NULL.no/en/pages) and the Swedish Arts Council (http://www NULL.kulturradet NULL.se/en/In-English/).

Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize for 2016 for the translation of non-fiction literature awarded to Oda Myran Winsnes

Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize for 2016 for the translation of non-fiction literature awarded to Oda Myran Winsnes

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 (http://www NULL.bokhandlerforeningen NULL.no/) and the Norwegian Non-fiction Writers and Translators Association (http://www NULL.nffo NULL.no/)(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.

NORLA’s Translator’s Award 2016 goes to Nargis Shinkarenko

NORLA’s Translator’s Award 2016 goes to Nargis Shinkarenko

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.

Bastian translation awards for Kristina Solum and Stian Omland

Bastian translation awards for Kristina Solum and Stian Omland

During International Translation Day celebrations in Oslo on 29 September 2016, the Bastian Prize for Outstanding Literary Translation, the  Norwegian Association of Literary Translators’ (Norsk Oversetterforening (http://oversetterforeningen NULL.no/)) annual translation prize, was awarded to Kristina Solum for her translation of Roberto Bolano’s 2666.

Four other titles were featured on the shortlist: Johann Grip’s translation of Kerstin Ekman’s Herrarna i skogen, Preben Jordal’s translation of David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King, Thomas Lundbo’s translation of George Perec’s Un homme qui dort, and Silje Beite Løken’s translation of Hallgrímur Helgason’s Konan við 1000°.

NORLA’s Translator’s Award 2015 goes to Bulgarian literary translator Eva Kaneva

NORLA’s Translator’s Award 2015 goes to Bulgarian literary translator Eva Kaneva

The Bulgarian literary translator Eva Kaneva is the recipient of NORLA’s 2015 Translator’s Award for her translations from Norwegian into Bulgarian. The announcement was made on 1 October, just after International Translation Day and the feast of St Jerome. The award, now in its tenth year, is given annually to a translator of Norwegian literature and was established to raise awareness of the contribution made by foreign translators.

Bastian Translation Awards to Knut Ofstad and Carina Westberg

The annual translation prize of the Norwegian Association of Literary Translators (Norsk Oversetterforening (http://www NULL.oversetterforeningen NULL.no/)), the Bastian Prize for outstanding translation, was awarded during the celebration of International Translation Day in Oslo on the 30th of September. Knut Ofstad received the prize for his translation of Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian (Blodmeridianen).

CEATL welcomes new member associations from Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Norway

Four new member associations have joined CEATL at the Prague AGM on 12 May, 2011:

  • Association des Traducteurs Littéraires de Belgique (ATLB)
  • Bulgarian Translators’ Union (Съюз на преводачите в България (http://www NULL.bgtranslators NULL.org/), BTU)
  • Association of Translators and Interpreters in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Udruženje prevodilaca u Bosni i Hercegovini (http://www NULL.upbh NULL.ba/), UPBH)
  • Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Association (Norsk faglitterær forfatter- og oversetterforening (http://www NULL.nffo NULL.no/), NFF)

We now have 32 member associations from 26 countries.