The winners of the John Dryden Translation Competition for 2016-2017 have been announced. The jury has evaluated translations from a range of languages into English and awarded the following:
First prize: Melody Shaw for The Swifts’ Nest from the German of Christoph Poschenrieder’s Mauersegler
Second prize: Robert Cantrick for Mario and the Magician from the German of Thomas Mann’s Mario und der Zauberer
Third prize: Clare Beddows for The Shadow of the Staff from the Italian of Mauro Corona’s L’Ombra del Bastone
Commendation: Simon Bruni for Cinnamon from the Spanish of Paul Pen’s Canela
If you would like to enter the 2017-2018 competition, conditions of entry and further information can be found on the John Dryden Translation Competition 2017-2018 Entry Form. Entries will be received from September 2017, and the deadline for submissions is 12 February 2018.