World Literature Today Announces 2020 Student Translation Prize Winners

News and Events The Editors of WLT From left to right, prose winner Jamie Lauer and writer Pía Barros, poetry winner Russell Karrick, poet Lucía Estrada. Jamie Lauer and Russell Karrick recently were named as the recipients of the third annual translation prize for students sponsored by World Literature Today at the University of Oklahoma. Consistent with World Literature Today’s commitment to publishing literature in translation, the World Literature Today Translation Prize recognizes the talent and promise of translation students worldwide. The editors of WLT judged the competition: Daniel Simon, assistant director and editor-in-chief; Michelle Johnson, managing and culture editor; and Rob Vollmar, book review and online editor. They selected a winner in each of two categories, prose and poetry. Each prizewinner will receive a cash award, and their winning translations will be published on the WLT website in July. Robert Con Davis-Undiano, World Literature Today’s executive director, noted that this prize is “now attracting some of the most talented young translators anywhere.” He added that “World Literature Today will continue to take the lead to highlight the work of young people in the field who need a boost to reach the top in the publishing world.” Recipients of the 2020 World Literature Today Translation Prize Jamie Lauer won the prose category for her translation from the Spanish of Chilean author Pía Barros’s short... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

[ World Literature Today | 2020-05-18 13:29:17 UTC ]
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