Sunday, 5 May 2013

Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize Nominations

Hooray! Two translators from German are nominated for the venerable Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize. Here's the full list:

Tess Lewis for Lukas Bärfuss, One Hundred Days (translated from German)
Louise B. Popkin for Mario Benedetti, Witness (translated from Spanish)
Sam Taylor for Laurent Binet, HHhH (French)
Frank Wynne for Alonso Cueto, The Blue Hour (Spanish)
Philip Boehm for Herta Müller, The Hunger Angel (German)
Mike Mitchell for Jean-Pierre Ohl, The Lairds of Cromarty (French)

How very exciting. The prize honours an outstanding translation from a European language. I'm pleased to see that they had more submissions than ever. The winner – announced in early June – gets £2000.

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