TLS-RISA DOMB/PORJES PRIZE FOR HEBREW-ENGLISH TRANSLATION 2013
Please note that the submission time has been extended until April 30th 2013
The Jewish Book Council announces that the sixth triennial prize for Hebrew-English literary translation is being offered in 2013.
£2,000 is awarded for the finest English translation of a full-length Hebrew book of general interest and literary merit. The winning translator will also be invited to read from his work at the Society of Authors’ translation award ceremony.
All applications are welcome for works of both fiction and non-fiction written between January 2010 and December 2012. (Please see submission form for entry information). The judges will be Naomi Gryn, Yaron Peleg and Leon Yudkin.
The award, initiated in 1998 to promote recognition of the skills of Hebrew-English translators, is sponsored by the Porjes Trust and administered by the JBC, in association with the Society of Authors and the TLS. It was re-named in honour of Risa Domb, the revered Cambridge Professor of Hebrew Literature.
In 2010, first prize was awarded to Peter Cole for his extraordinary collection of medieval poetry: The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain 950-1492 (Princeton University Press 2007). Evan Fallenberg was runner-up for his superb translation of Beaufort (Vintage Books 2009), Ron Leshem’s award-winning novel about soldiers situated in a remote outpost in Southern Lebanon.
Prize judges were Tamar Drukker, Gabriel Josipovici and Tsila Ratner.
Nicholas de Lange was the winner of the 2007 prize for his wonderful rendition of A Tale of Love and Darkness (Chatto & Windus), Amos Oz’s celebrated memoir.
In 2004, the prize was shared between Barbara Harshav, for The Labor of Life: Selected Plays by Hanoch Levin (Stanford University Press) and Nicholas de Lange, for The Same Sea (Harcourt) by Amos Oz.
Earlier prize-winners were co-winners of the 2001 prize: Peter Cole for The Poems of Ibn Gabirol (Princeton Press) and Nicholas de Lange for A.B. Yehoshua’s A Journey to the End of the Millennium (Halban); and Dalya Bilu in 1998 for A.B. Yehoshua’s Open Heart (Halban).
Click here to download the Translation Prize 2013 Submission Form