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Translation Prizes

The Society of Authors administers prizes for published translations into English from the Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Greek (modern), Italian, Spanish and Swedish. The prizes are generously supported by Arts Council England among others.The annual deadline for entry is 28 February (or 31 March for The Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize).



The presentation of the SoA's Translation Prizes 2014 will take place on Wednesday 25 February at a ceremony at Europe House. A recording of this event will be  available following the event.

Please contact Paula Johnson if you have any queries about the 2014 prizes.

The 2013 Translation Prizes

On Wednesday 12 February, seven translators received prizes totalling over £19,000 at the Society of Authors’ Translation Prizes, held at Europe House, London. The prizes were presented by Sir Peter Stothard, Editor of the TLS at the special readings event, followed by Writing on Stilts, a discussion about distance and closeness in translation between Dr Ian Patterson and Adam Mars-Jones.



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