The biennial Read Russia prize has been around since 2011 and still seems to be morphing a little every year. This year the prize has gone to a single translator, Oliver Ready, for his translation of Vladimir Sharov’s Before and During (Dedalus Books). This year, a pair of “special jury awards” also recognized the accomplishment of two other translators, both of whom turn out to have published new translations of Tolstoy’s classic novel Anna Karenina last year. Rosamund Bartlett’s translation was published by Oxford UP, and Marian Schwartz’s by Yale UP.
The Read Russia prize now comes with a $10,000 purse to be divided between translator and publisher at the discretion of the jury. For more information on the recipients of the awards, see the Read Russia website. Congratulations to all!