Inaugural World Literature Today Translation Prize Announced

The journal World Literature Today launched a pair of new translation prizes this year honoring translations by current students in translation studies programs, judged by a jury comprised of the journal’s editors. The awards – one each in poetry and fiction – come with publication on the journal’s website and a purse of $200 for each of the winners. The window for submissions closed on January 1st of this year, and the 2018 winners have just been announced:


Allana C. Noyes for her translation from Spanish of three poems by Argentine poet Fabián Casas (University of Iowa MFA Program in Literary Translation). The runner-up in Poetry is Rowena Galavitz.


Mattho Mandersloot for his translation of “Zopor,” the opening portion of a short story by Dutch writer Jamal Ouariachi (University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, MA Translation Program). The runner-up in Prose is Laura Shanahan.

Congratulations to all the honored translators! For more information about the prize and next year’s competition, keep an eye on the World Literature Today website, which will also publish the winning translations later this month.

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