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Winners of the John Dryden Translation Competition 2013-2014

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.

See the call for John Dryden Translation Competition for 2014-2015.

For more information see the John Dryden Translation Competition.

The Stephen Spender Prize 2014 for Poetry in Translation

Stephen Spender ImageThe Stephen Spender Prize 2014 for poetry in translation in association with the Guardian awards translations of poems from any language, classical or modern, into English in three categories: Open, 18-and-under and 14-and-under. Entrants must be British or Irish citizens or residents.  Closing date for entries is 23 May 2014. All winning entries are also published in a booklet.

Download the poster or visit the website for details.

John Dryden Translation Competition Opens for 2013-2014

The British Comparative Literature Association and the British Centre for Literary Translation (University of East Anglia) are pleased to announce their continued joint sponsorship of the John Dryden Translation Competition for 2013-2014. Prizes will be awarded for the best unpublished literary translations from any language into English. Literary translation includes poetry, prose, or drama from any period. First prize: £350; second prize: £200; third prize: £100; other entries may receive commendations. All three prizes also include one-year BCLA membership.

Closing date for receipt of entries for 2013-2014 is 14 February 2014.

For more information see the John Dryden Translation Competition.