The Harvill Secker Young Translator’s Prize

April 25th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

In honour of Harvill Secker’s centenary in 2010, celebrating 100 years of publishing quality international writing, Harvill Secker and Waterstone’s have teamed up to recognise the achievements of young translators at the start of their careers. This is an annual prize, which will focus on a different language each year. To tie in with Argentina’s role as guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the inaugural prize will centre on Argentinian writer Matías Néspolo’s short story ‘El hachazo’. More details

The Observer: Why translators deserve some credit

April 25th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

It’s time to acknowledge translators – the underpaid and unsung heroes behind the global success of many writers, says novelist and translator Tim Parks.

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