Past winners

2017 (presented 2018)

Winner: Margaret Jull Costa for her translation of On the Edge by Rafael Chirbes (Harvill Secker)

Commended: Rosalind Harvey for her translation of I'll Sell You a Dog by Juan Pablo Villalobos (And Other Stories) 

2016 (presented 2017)

Winner: Christina MacSweeney for her translation of The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli (Granta)

2015 (presented 2016)

Winner: Anne McLean for her translation of Outlaws by Javier Cercas (Bloomsbury)

Commended: Margaret Jull Costa for her translation of Tristana by Benito Pérez Galdós (New York Review Books)


Winner: Nick Caistor, for his translation of An Englishman in Madrid by Eduardo Mendoza (MacLehose Press)

Commended: Margaret Jull Costa for her translation of The Infatuations by Javier Marías (Hamish Hamilton)


Winner: Frank Wynne for his translation of The Blue Hour by Alonso Cueto (Heinemann)


Commended: Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia for Traveller of the Century by Andrés Neuman (Pushkin Press)

Commended: Anne McLean for The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Bloomsbury)


Winner: Peter Bush for his translation of Exiled From Almost Everywhere by Juan Goytisolo (Dalkey Archive Press, pictured far right).

Runner-up: Margaret Jull Costa for her translation of Seven Houses in France by Bernardo Axtaga (Harvill Secker).


Winner: Frank Wynne for Kamchatka by Marcelo Figueras (Atlantic)

Runner-up: Margaret Jull Costa for The Sickness by Alberto Barrera Tyszka (Maclehose Press)


Margaret Jull Costa for Your Face Tomorrow 3: Poison, Shadow and Farewell by Javier Marías (Chatto) and

Christopher Johnson for the Selected Poetry of Francisco de Quevedo (University of Chicago Press).


Winner: Margaret Jull Costa for The Accordionist's Son by Bernardo Atxaga (Harvill Secker)

Runner up: Edith Grossman for Happy Families by Carlos Fuentes (Bloomsbury)


Winner: Nick Caistor for The Past by Alan Pauls (Harvill Secker)

and John Dent-Young for Selected Poems by Luis de Góngora (The University of Chicago Press)


Winer: Nick Caistor for The Sleeping Voice by Dulce Chacón (Harvill Secker/Alfaguara)

Runner up: John Cullen for Lies by Enrique de Hériz (Weidenfeld/Edhasa)


Winner: Margaret Jull Costa for Your Face Tomorrow 1: Fever and Spear by Javier Marias (Chatto & Windus)

Runner up: Sonia Soto for The Oxford Murders by Guillermo Martinez (Abacus)


Winner: Chris Andrews for Distant Star by Roberto Bolaño (Harvill)

Runner up: Margaret Jull Costa for The Man of Feeling by Javier Marías (Harvill)


Winner: Anne McLean for Soldiers of Salamis by Javier Cercas (Bloomsbury)


Winner: Sam Richard for Not Only Fire by Benjamin Prado (Faber and Faber)


Winner: John Rutherford for Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes (Penguin)

Runner up: Margaret Sayers Peden for Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende (Flamingo)


Winner: Timothy Adès for Homer in Cuernavaca by Alfonso Reyes (Edinburgh University Press)

Runner up: Edith Grossman for The Messenger by Mayra Montero (Harvill)


Winner: Sonia Soto for Winter in Lisbon by Antonio Muñoz Molina (Granta)

Runner up: Margaret Sayers Peden for Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende (Flamingo)


Winner: Don Share for I Have Lots of Heart by Miguel Hernández (Bloodaxe)


Winner: Peter Bush for The Marx Family Saga by Juan Goytisolo (Faber)