2015 PEN Translation Prizes Announced

If you’ve been on tenterhooks ever since the shortlists for the PEN Translation Prize and the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation were made public last month, you’re in luck: this year’s winners have just been announced.Griswold_Picture and Bookpsd

The 2015 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation has gone to Eliza Griswold for I Am the Beggar of the World, a collection of work by Afghan women writers translated from the Pashto (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). More information about the book and the award (including the jNewman_ Photo & Bookpsdudge’s statement) here.

The 2015 PEN Translation Prize goes to Denise Newman for Baboon, translated from the Danish (Two Lines Press). More information about the book and the award (including the judges’ statement) here.

Each prize comes with a $3000 purse; both will be presented at a ceremony at the New School on June 8.

The winners of all the 2015 PEN literary prizes (even the non-translation ones) can be found here. Congratulations to this year’s winners!

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