This year’s PEN Translation Prizes have just been announced.
The PEN Translation Prize for a book-length translation of prose into English goes to Tess Lewis for her translation of Angel of Oblivion by Maya Haderlap (a 2014 Festival Neue Literatur author from one of the years the festival was curated by Lewis – glad to see her good taste backed up by the PEN jury). Published by Archipelago.
The PEN Award for Poetry in Translation goes to Simon Armitrage for his translation of Pearl from the Middle English, a work believed to be by the same anonymous author as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (which Armitrage previously translated). Published by W.W. Norton.
Congratulations to all this year’s winning and shortlisted translators!