October 29, 2010

Reading list: PEN Translation Prize winners


The PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize is given annually by the PEN American Center for the outstanding work of a translator from any language into English.

Here’s the complete list of winners:




2011 Ibrahim Muhawi, Journal of an Ordinary Grief by Mahmoud Darwish

2010 Michael Henry Heim, Wonder by Hugo Claus

2009 Natasha Wimmer, 2666 by Roberto Bolaño

2008 Margaret Jull Costa, The Maias by Eça de Queirós

2007 Sandra Smith, Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky

2006 Philip Gabriel, Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

2005 Tim Wilkinson, Fatelessness by Imre Kertész

2004 Margaret Sayers Peden, Sepharad by Antonio Muñoz Molina

2003 R.W. Flint, The Moon and the Bonfires by Cesare Pavese (New York Review Books)

2002 Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Viking)

2001 Tiina Nunnally, Kristin Lavransdatter III, The Cross by Sigrid Undset (Penguin)

2000 Richard Sieburth, Selected Writings by Gerard De Nerval (Penguin)

1999 Michael Hofmann, The Tale of the 1002nd Night by Joseph Roth (St. Martin's)

1998 Peter Constantine, Six Early Stories by Thomas Mann (Sun & Moon)

1997 Arnold Pomerans, The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh (Viking)

1996 Stanislaw Baranczak & Clare Cavanagh, View With a Grain of Sand by Wislawa Szymborska (Harcourt)

1995 Burton Watson, Selected Poems of Su Tung-p'o (Copper Canyon)

1994 Bill Zavatsky & Zack Rogow, Earthlight by André Breton (Sun & Moon)

1993 Thomas Hoisington, The Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom by Ignacy Krasicki (Northwestern University Press)

1992 David Rosenberg, The Poet's Bible (Hyperion)

1991 Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky, The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky (North Point Press)

1990 William Weaver, Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)

1989 Matthew Ward, The Stranger by Albert Camus (Random House)

1988 Madeline Levine & Francine Prose, A Scrap of Time by Ida Fink (Pantheon)

1987 John E. Woods, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind (Knopf)

1986 Prose: Barbara Bray, The Lover by Marguerite Duras (Pantheon)
Poetry: Dennis Tedlock, Popul Vuh: The Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life (Simon and Schuster)

1985 Prose: Helen R. Lane, The War of the End of the World by Mario Vargas Llosa (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
 Poetry: Seamus Heaney, Sweeney Astray (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

1984 William Weaver, The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)

1983 Richard Wilbur, Four Comedies: The Misanthrope, Tartuffe, The Learned Ladies, The School for Wives by Molière (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)

1982 Hiroaki Sato & Burton Watson, From the Country of Eight Islands: An Anthology of Japanese Poetry (Anchor Press/University of Washington Press)

1981 John E. Woods, Evening Edged in Gold by Arno Schmidt (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)

1980 Charles Simic, Homage to the Lame Wolf by Vasco Popa (Oberlin College/Field Translation Series)

1979 Charles Wright, The Storm and Other Poems by Eugenio Montale (Oberlin College/Field Translation Series)

1978 Adrienne Foulke, One Way or Another by Leonardo Sciascia (Harper & Row)

1977 Gregory Rabassa, The Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Harper & Row)

1976 Richard Howard, A Short History of Decay by E. M. Cioran (Viking Press)

1975 Helen R. Lane, Count Julian by Juan Goytisolo (Viking Press/Richard Seaver Books)

1974 Hardie St. Martin & Leonard Mades, The Obscene Bird of Night by Jose Donoso (Knopf)

1973 J. P. McCullough, The Poems of Sextus Propertius (University of California Press)

1972 Richard & Clara Winston, Letters of Thomas Mann (Knopf)

1971 Max Hayward, Hope Against Hope by Nadezhda Mandelstam (Atheneum)

1970 Sidney Alexander, The History of Italy by Francesco Guicciardini (Macmillan)

1969 W. S. Merwin, Selected Translations 1948 (Atheneum)

1968 Vladimir Markov & Merrill Sparks, editors Modern Russian Poetry (Bobbs-Merrill)

1967 Harriet de Onis, Sagarana by J. Guimaraes Rosa (Knopf)

1966 Geoffrey Skelton & Adrian Mitchell, MaratSade by Peter Weiss (Atheneum)

1965 Joseph Barnes, The Story of a Life by Konstantin Paustovsky (Pantheon)

1964 Ralph Manheim, The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass (Pantheon)

1963 Archibald Colquhoun, The Viceroys by Federico de Roberto (Harcourt Brace)


Source: http://www.pen.org/page.php/prmID/591


This post is part of the (ever-growing) reading lists based on book translation prizes.

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