The winners of the John Dryden Translation Competition for 2013-2014 have been announced. The jury has evaluated translations from a range of languages and awarded the following:
First prize: Lesley Lawn for ‘Mute’ from the French ‘La Muette’ by Chahdortt Djavann.
Second prize: Lucy Moffatt for ‘The Skeleton and the Anatomy Book’ from the Norwegian ‘Skjelettet og Anatomiboka’ by Hans Herbjørnsrud.
Third prize: Judith Woolf for Act 1, Scene ‘The Magic Flute’ from the German ‘Die Zauberflöte’ by Emanuel Schikaneder.
Winners have been invited to read from their translations at the Prize Giving event in the evening of 4 October 2014 at SOAS, University of London as part of the British Comparative Literature Association’s Annual General Meeting and Colloquy. In addition to prizes of £350, £200, and £100 respectively, the winners are also awarded with one-year free BCLA membership.
Commendations were also given to:
Jacob Blakesley for ‘ War Poetry’ from the Italian ‘Tutte le poesie’ by Salvatore Quasimodo,
John T Gilmore for ‘Coffee: A Poem’ from the Latin ‘Caffaeum, Carmen’ by Guillaume Massieu, and
Angus Turvill for ‘Ball’ from the Japanese ‘Mari’ by Natsuko Kuroda.
We congratulate them all for their success.
For more information see the John Dryden Translation Competition.