The 2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund’s Advisory Board has met and deliberated – which must have been a lengthy undertaking, there were a whopping 171 entries this year – and has selected fourteen translators, each of whom will receive a $3,670 grant to assist in the completion of their project.
The PEN/Heim Translation Fund, now in its thirteenth year, was made possible by a generous donation from translator Michael Henry Heim and his wife, Priscilla Heim. For more information about the translators and their books, see the PEN American Center website.
2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant Recipients:
Gabriel Amor for his translation of Juana I by Ana Azourmanian. (Spanish)
Ellen Cassedy for her translation of On the Landing: Selected Stories by Yenta Mash (Yiddish)
Chris Clarke for his translation of Imaginary Lives by Marcel Schwob (French)
Sharon Dolin for her translation of Book of Minutes by Gemma Gorga (Catalan)
Kaiama L. Glover for her translation of Hadriana in All My Dreams by René Depestre (French)
Anita Gopalan for her translation of Simsim by Geet Chaturvedi (Hindi)
Amanda Lee Koe for her translation of Ten Years of Marriage by Su Qing (Chinese)
Karen Leeder for her translation of Thick of It by Ulrika Almut Sandig (German)
Rachel McNicholl for her translation of Operation Hinterland: Tales from the Silver Scrapheap by Anita Augustin (German)
Alicia Maria Meier for her translation of The Sky According to Google by Marta Carnicero Hernanz (Catalan)
Emma Ramadan for her translation of Les Persiennes by Ahmed Bouanani (French)
Corine Tachtiris for her translation of Dark Love by Alexandra Berková (Czech)
Russell Scott Valentino for his translation of Kin by Miljenko Jergović (Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian)
Jeffrey Zuckerman for his translation of The Complete Stories of Hervé Guibert (French)
If you’re a publisher, please note that some of these books haven’t yet been snapped up for publication – details on the projects and their status on the PEN website.
Big congratulations to all the hard-working translators whose work is being honored with these grants.