This year’s ALTA Travel Fellowship competition was the most competitive in the history of the award, with over 140 applications received for the 5 available fellowships. We were overwhelmed, delighted, and deeply encouraged by the extremely high quality of applications we received. The future of literary translation is looking bright indeed! Through a very difficult selection process, this year’s judges Geoff Brock, Jennifer Croft, and Sidney Wade have selected these five exceptional emerging translators to receive the 2015 ALTA Travel Fellowship:
- Anne Greeott (Italian)
- Audrey Hall (Spanish)
- Canaan Morse (Chinese)
- Christiana Hills (French)
- Claire Eder (French)
As in years past, we’ll be running features on each fellow on the blog, so that you can talk with them in depth about their work at the conference. They’ll be giving the ever-popular Fellows Reading on Thursday evening at 6, and will have the chance to meet as a group and one on one with experienced translators in their languages at the conference.
This fellowship is one of very few opportunities for emerging translators to find support for their work, and we are grateful for the individual donations that make it possible for us to give out this award. We did name two alternates this year, so if you’re reading this and thinking that you’d like to see even more exceptional fellows, know that we would welcome additional gifts towards funding two additional fellows for 2015. Please be in touch with Executive Director Erica Mena if you are interested in learning more about donating to the Fellows program.