Past winners

2016 (presented 2017)

Winner: Jamie McKendrick for his translation of Archipelago by Antonella Anedda (Bloodaxe Books)

Commended: Richard Dixon for his translation of Numero Zero by Umberto Eco (Harvill Secker/Vintage)

2014 (presented 2015)

Winner: Patrick Creagh for his translation of Memory Of The Abyss by Marcello Fois (MacLehose Press) 

Commended: Cristina Viti for her translation of A Life Apart by Mariapia Veladiano (MacLehose Press)

2012

Winner: Anne Milano Appel for her translation of Scent of a Woman (pictured centre) by Giovanni Arpino (Penguin Classics)

Commended: Howard Curtis for his translation of In the Sea There are Crocodiles by Fabio Geda (Harvill Secker)

Commended: Shaun Whiteside for his translation of Stabat Mater (pictured far right) by Tiziano Scarpa (Serpant's Tail)

2010

Jamie McKendrick for The Embrace: Selected Poems by Valerio Magrelli (Faber)

Runner-up: Abigail Asher for The Natural Order of Things by Andrea Canobbio (MacLehose Press)

2008

Winner: Peter Robinson for the greener meadow by Luciano Erba (Princeton University Press)

Runner up: Alastair McEwen for Turning Back the Clock by Umberto Eco (Harvill Secker)

2006

Winner: Carol O’Sullivan and Martin Thom for Kuraj by Silvia Di Natale (Bloomsbury)

Runner up: Aubrey Botsford for The Ballad of the Low Lifes by Enrico Remmert (Toby Press)

2004

Winner: Howard Curtis for Coming Back by Edoardo Albinati (Hesperus Press)

2002

Winner: Stephen Sartarelli for Prince of the Clouds by Gianni Riotta (HarperCollins)

and Alastair McEwenfor Senior Service by Carlo Feltrinelli (Granta Books)

2000

Winner: Martin McLaughlin for Why Read the Classics? by Italo Calvino Jonathan (Cape)

1998

Winner: Joseph Farrell for Take-Off by Daniele del Giudice (Harvill)

1996

Winner: Emma Rose for His Mother's House by Marta Morazzoni (Harvill)

1994

Winner: Tim Parks for The Road to San Giovanni by Italo Calvino (Jonathan Cape)

1992

Winner: William Weaver for The Dust Roads of Monferrato by Rosetta Loy (Collins) and Tim Parks forSweet Days of Disciplone by Fleur Jaeggy (Heinemann)

1990

Winner: Patrick Creagh for Danube by Claudio Magris (Collins Harvill) and Patrick Creagh for Blind Argus by Gesualdo Bufalino (Collins Harvill)

1988

Winner: J.G. Nichols for The Colloquies of Guido Gozzano (Carcanet)

1986

Winner: Avril Bardoni for The Wine Dark Sea by Leonardo Sciascia (Carcanet)

1984

Winner: Bruce Penman for China by Gildo Fossati (New English Library)

1982

Winner: Christopher Holme for EBLA by Paolo Matthiae

1980

Winner: Julian Mitchell for Henry IV by Pirandello

1979

Winner: Quintin Hoare for Selections from Political Writings 1921-26 by Antonio Gramsci

1977

Winner: Ruth Feldman & Brian Swann for Shema, Collected Poems of Primo Levi

1976

Winner: Frances Frenaye for The Forests of Norbio by Guiseppe Dessi (Menard Press)

1975

Winner: Cormack O’Cuilleanain for Cagliostro by Roberto Gervaso (Gollancz)

1974

Winner: Stephen M. Hellman for Letters from inside the Italian Communist Party by Maria Antonietta Macciocchi (New Left Books)

1973

Winner: Bernard Wall and Wrestling with Christ by Luigi Santucci (Collins)

1972

Winner: Patrick Creagh for Selected Poems by Giuseppe Ungaretti (Penguin)

1971

Winner: William Weaver for The Heron by Giorgio Bassani (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) and for Time and the Hunter by Italo Calvino (Jonathan Cape)

1970

Winner: Angus Davidson for On Neoclassicism by Mario Praz (Thames & Hudson)

1969

Winner: Sacha Rabinovitch for Francis Bacon, from Magic to Science by Paolo Rossi (Routledge & Kegan Paul) and William Weaver for A Violent Life by Pier Pasolini (Jonathan Cape)

1968

Winner: Muriel Grindrod for The Popes in the 20th Century by Carol Falconi (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) and Raleigh Trevelyan for
The Outlaws by Luigi Meneghello (Michael Joseph)

1967

Winner: Isabel Quigly for The Transfers by Silvano Ceccherini (Eyre & Spottiswoode)

1966

Winner: Stuart Woolf for The Truce by Primo Levi (The Bodley Head) and Jane Grigson & Father Kenelm Foster for The Column of Infamy of Crime and Punishments prefaced by Allesandro Manzoni & Cesare Beccaria (OUP)

1965

Winner: W.H. Darwell for Dongo, The Last Act by P.L. Belline delle Stelli & U. Lazzaro (Macdonald)

1964

Winner: Angus Davidson More Roman Tales by Alberto Moravia, Professor E.R. Vincent for A Diary of One of Garibaldi's Thousands by G. C. Abbas and H.S. Vere-Hodge for The Odes of Dante

1963

Winner: Donata Origo for The Deserter by Guiseppe Dessi and Eric Mosbacher for Hekura by Fosco Maraini