Awarding the Winner of Translation Challenge 2017

Awarding the Winner of Translation Challenge 2017

The English language winner of the Translation Challenge this year will be announced at an event held by Wales PEN Cymru at the Hay Festival on Tuesday, 30 May 2017 at 5pm in the Summer House.

This year’s challenge was to translate a poem by Turkish writer, küçük İskender, into English.  The translations will be juged by Caroline Stockford a poet, translator and playwright living in Aberystwyth.  The winner will be awarded a prize of £250 from Swansea University, and the winning translation published in Poetry Wales

The Translation Challenge was established in 2009 to promote the important role of translators in helping to make literature travel, and to draw attention to literary translation as one of the creative arts.

As well as announcing the winner, there will also be readings and performances by refugees and asylum seekers in Wales.

The event is open to all, wine, soft drinks and international nibbles will be served.

The 2017 Translation Challenge partners are as follows: Wales Literature Exchange, Wales PEN Cymru, Aberystwyth Univesity, and Swansea University.


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