Coming in translation

Last week the National Endowment for the Arts announced 23 fellowships to support literary translation; for more details about the translators and their projects see the pdf release.

It will be a while before we will actually be able to read these (in English), but it’s great to see much-needed financial support for such an interesting variety of literary projects.

ALTA National Translation Award longlists

They’ve announced the longlists for this year’s American Literary Translators Association National Translation Awards in prose and poetry.

Not all the translations are of contemporary literature (including what is probably my favorite, Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq’s Leg over Leg), but it makes for a good list of some of the more impressive recent works in translation to appear in the US.

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