Category Archives: Prizes

National Translation Award & Stryk Asian Translation Prize Accepting Nominations

ALTA’s National Translation Award is given annually to literary translators who have made an outstanding contribution to literature in English by masterfully recreating the artistic force of a book of consummate quality. Beginning in 2015 National Translation Award (NTA) will be awarded in … Continue reading

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Stryk Prize Awarded to Jonathan Chaves

The Lucien Stryk Prize, awarded annually, recognizes the best translation into English of book-length texts of Asian poetry or Zen Buddhism. Founded in 2010 and named for the renowned poet and translator Lucien Stryk, the award is given at the … Continue reading

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NTA Winner: An Invitation For Me to Think by Alexander Vvedensky, translated from the Russian by Eugene Ostashevsky & Matvei Yankelevich

ALTA is pleased to present the 2014 NTA award to Eugene Ostashevsky and Matvei Yankelevich for their exceptional work bringing the poetry of Alexander Vvedensky into English from the Russian Continue reading

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ALTA NTA Shortlist Announced

Download the full ALTA NTA Shortlist 2014 Press Release. The winner of the award will be announced at the 2014 ALTA Conference, Nov. 12-15, 2014 in Milwaukee, WI. Here is what the three finalist judges, Barbara Epler (Publisher, New Directions), … Continue reading

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Links Roundup, December 10 to 14

Awards & Prizes Kurt Beals has won the first-ever German Book Office Translation Prize. Glückwunsch! http://ow.ly/g5fcM The submissions deadline to the Florence Gould Foundation Translation Prize has been extended to January 15, 2013: http://ow.ly/g4V6h SAND in Berlin is accepting translations from any … Continue reading

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The Cliff Becker Book Prize in Translation 2012 Guidelines

Postmark Deadline: October 30, 2012 “Translation is the medium through which American readers gain greater access to the world.  By providing us with as direct a connection as possible to the individual voice of the author, translation provides a window … Continue reading

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Links Roundup, August 13 to 17

  On Translation Translationista on translating Pussy Riot (a volunteer effort thanks to social media): http://ow.ly/cZUWv Ah, the life of a freelance literary translator (battles against angle-grinders included): http://ow.ly/cWLlk An ABC of Translating Poetry: http://ow.ly/cV3Hx This week’s Translation Roundup from … Continue reading

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