2008 Susan Sontag Prize for Literary Translation German to English
Thread poster: Bea Szirti
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Nov 21, 2007
The 2008 Susan Sontag Prize for Translation
$5,000 commission for a literary translation from German into English
This $5,000 prize will commission a work of literary translation by a university undergraduate or graduate student under the age of 30. The translation must be written from German into English, and must be a work of contemporary fiction by a living German writer. The translation must fall under the category of fiction or letters. The student will propose his or her own translation project; acceptable proposals include a novella, a play, a collection of short stories or poems, or a collection of letters that have literary import. The project should be manageable for a five-month period of work; the commission will be granted in May 2008, and the translation must be completed by October 2008.
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