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Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prize shortlist announced

12th May 2011

The shortlist for the 2011 Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prize has been announced, with six titles in the running for the award.

Entries for the prize, which is worth GBP 2,000, must be 'book-length literary translations' into English from any living European language.

This year's shortlist comprises The Secret History of Costaguana by Juan Gabriel Vasquez, translated from Spanish by Anne McLean, Jean Follain's 130 Poems, translated from French by Christopher Middleton, and The Elephant's Journey by Jose Saramago, translated from Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa.

Everything Flows by Vasily Grossman, translated from Russian by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler and Anna Aslanyan, Per Wastberg's The Journey of Anders Sparrman, translated from Swedish by Tom Geddes, and No Way Back by Theodor Fontane, translated from German by Hugh Rorrison and Helen Chambers, complete the list.

'Once again the shortlist recognises the role of small presses in Britain's translation culture, and it also pays tribute to the larger publishers with a commitment to bringing modern European literature into English,' the judging panel commented.

The winner will be announced during a ceremony at St Anne's College, University of Oxford, on June 8th.

Last year's Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prize was won by Jamie McKendrick for his translation of Valerio Magrelli's The Embrace.

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