Thursday, January 28, 2016

Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize & other translation prizes to be awarded in London 17 February

Following its announcement that Paul Starkey has won the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation 2015 for his translation of Youssef Rakha's debut novel The Book of the Sultan's Seal: Strange Incidents from History in the City of Mars (Interlink Books), with Jonathan Wright  commended for his translation of Amjad Nasser's debut novel Land of No Rain (Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing - BQFP), the Banipal Trust for Arab Literature has announced the following details of the  Award Ceremony of Translation Prizes:

Wednesday 17 February
The Award Ceremony of Translation Prizes from Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Spanish and Swedish
Europe House, 
32 Smith Square, 
London SW1P 3EU

Introduced by Paula Johnson, Prize Administrator, the Society of Authors
Prizes presented by judges of the prizes, with readings by the winning translator.

Following the readings, novelist and critic Adam Mars-Jones will be in conversation with fiction and  journalism writer, and performer, A. L. Kennedy.

The Translation Prizes are administered by the Society of Authors, which will host the Award Ceremony

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