PEN Center USA – the somewhat smaller West Coast counterpart of the NYC-based PEN American Center – gives out a number of literary awards each year, including one for translation, which comes with a $1000 purse. This year’s awards have just been announced. And the translation prize has gone to Wayne A. Rebhorn, translator of The Decameron (Norton). The finalists for this year’s prize, judged by Boris Drayluk, Phillip Boehm and Anna Rosenwong, are Robert Alter for Ancient Israel: The Former Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings: A Translation with Commentary (Norton), John Nathan, Light and Dark (Columbia UP) and Katherine Silver, The End of Love (McSweeney’s). The award will be presented at PEN USA’s annual fundraising gala. Congratulations to Rebhorn and the runners-up!