The TA First Translation Prize

The TA First Translation Prize is an annual £2,000 prize for a debut literary translation into English published in the UK. The Prize was established in 2017 and generously endowed by Daniel Hahn, with support from the British Council.


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Deadline: Tuesday 14 August 2018



This year's prize will be judged by Margaret Jull Costa and Philip Gwyn Jones alongside Danny Hahn.

‚ÄčThe Prize will be awarded at our Translation Prizes ceremony in February 2019. 

Important Information

  • The work submitted must be the first published solo book-length literary translation by the translator. (The translator can have previously published shorter pieces, non-literary texts, poetry, co-translations, or any other translated shorter works that would themselves be ineligible for the prize.) 

  • The translation must have been first published in the UK between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018. For the purposes of this prize, "published in the UK" means that the publisher or imprint has the UK formally established as its principal place of business and/or the book has been assigned a UK ISBN.

  • The prize is shared between the translator and their editor. 

For any queries relating to the prize please contact