Announcing the 2019 National Translation Awards in Poetry and Prose Shortlists

Announcing the 2019 National Translation Awards in Poetry and Prose Shortlists

Announcing the 2019 National Translation Awards in Poetry and Prose Shortlists

2019 marks the twenty-first year for the NTA, and the fifth year to award separate prizes in poetry and prose. The NTA, which is administered by ALTA, is the only national award for translated fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction that includes a rigorous examination of both the source text and its relation to the finished English work. Featuring authors writing in 6 different languages, this year’s shortlists expand the prize’s dedication to literary diversity in English. This year’s prose judges are Bonnie Huie, Charlotte Mandell, and Jeffrey Zuckerman. This year’s judges for poetry are Anna Deeny Morales, Cole Heinowitz, and Sholeh Wolpe. The award-winning translators will receive a $2,500 cash prize each, and the awards will be announced during ALTA’s annual conference, ALTA42: Sight and Sound, being held this year from November 7-10 in Rochester, NY.