World Literature Today Announces 2021 Student Translation Prize Winners

News and Events Mariah Rust and Xin Xu recently were named the recipients of the fourth 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 Student 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 this summer. Robert Con Davis-Undiano, World Literature Today’s executive director, noted that this prize “continues to attract 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 2021 World Literature Today Translation Prize Mariah Rust won the prose category for her translation from the French of an excerpt of “Gare du Nord,” a story by Kinshasha-born author Albertine M. Itela. Rust is currently earning a master’s degree in translation at the Middlebury Institute of... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

[ World Literature Today | 2021-05-20 16:07:11 UTC ]
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