Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize 2024 shortlist announced

Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize 2024 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize 2024 was announced on Thursday, May 23, 2024.

The Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize is for book-length literary translations into English from any living European language. It aims to honour the translation craft and recognise its cultural importance. It was founded by Lord Weidenfeld and is supported by New College, The Queen’s College, and St Anne’s College, Oxford.

The 2024 jury comprises Christophe Barnabé, Minna Jeffery, Suzanne Jones, and Tinashe Mushakavanhu (Chair). They have announced the longlist for the award which features the following writers of African descent;

  • The Living and the Rest, José Eduardo Agualusa, translated from the Portuguese (Angola) by Daniel Hahn (MacLehose)
  • Of Cattle and Men, Ana Paula Maia, translated from the Portuguese (Brazil) by Zoë Perry (Charco Press)
  • Kibogo, Scholastique Mukasonga, translated from the French (Rwanda) by Mark Polizzotti (Daunt Books)
  • Crooked Plow, Itamar Vieira Junior, translated from the Portuguese (Brazil) by Johnny Lorenz (Verso Books)

The prize worth £2000 will be awarded at the annual Oxford Translation Day at St Anne’s College, Oxford in June 2024.

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