The NATIONAL TRANSLATION AWARD is awarded annually to a literary translator who has made an outstanding contribution to literature in English by masterfully recreating the artistic force of a book of consummate quality. The $5,000 NTA prize is the oldest prize for a work of literary translation. Publishers are invited to submit translated works of poetry or fiction (hybrid works may be submitted to either category) published in 2014.
Congratulations again to the 2014 NTA winners: translators Eugene Ostashevsky and Matvei Yankelevich for their exceptional work on An Invitation For Me to Think by Alexander Vvedensky, translated from the Russian (New York Review Books, 2013).
The LUCIEN STRYK ASIAN TRANSLATION PRIZE celebrates the importance of Asian translation for international literature and promotes the translation of Asian works into English. The $5,000 award is named for renowned Zen poet and translator Lucien Stryk. Publishers and translators are invited to submit book-length translations into English of Asian poetry, or of source texts from (but not commentaries on) Zen Buddhism. Languages eligible are Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Sanskrit, Tamil, Thai, Tibetan, and Vietnamese.
Congratulations again to the 2014 Stryk Prize winner Jonathan Chaves for Every Rock a Universe—The Yellow Mountains and Chinese Travel Writing (Floating World Editions, 2013).
ALTA TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP
Each year, ALTA awards $1000 to 4-6 emerging translators to travel to the annual ALTA conference.