The Austrian Cultural Forum New York has just announced that its 2017 Translation Prize will be awarded to translator, editor, and writer Adrian Nathan West for his translation of The Abduction (Die Verschleppung) by Austrian writer Josef Winkler. This is the fourth book by Winkler West has translated. The prize will be awarded in a ceremony at the Austrian Cultural Forum on Oct. 12, 2017.
The Austrian Cultural Forum New York Translation Prize has been around since 2009 and supports the translation of work by Austrian authors with a $5000 prize to an outstanding translator of an outstanding book. Recently the prize has been awarded in odd-numbered years, so watch this space for a call for applications some time next year.