Warwick Prize for Women in Translation longlist announced
The £1000 prize was established by the University of Warwick in 2017 to address the gender imbalance in translated literature and to increase the number of international women’s voices accessible by a British and Irish readership.
The shortlist is due to be announced in early November 2018.
Graeme Macdonald's Petrocultures event at Glasgow University this month was a huge success, reported on in the media, and with a sell-out Town Hall event. Congratulations to Graeme on a fantastic conference.
Laura Shanahan is prose runner-up for the World Literature Today Translation Prize
Many congratulations to Laura Shanahan, postgraduate student on the MA in Literary Translation Studies (who had been have been shortlisted for the John Dryden Translation Competition), has been chosen as the prose runner-up for the World Literature Today Translation Prize for her translation from Italian of an excerpt from Anna Maria Ortese's short story 'The Silence of Reason'. Cick here for more information.
Laura Shanahan shortlisted for the John Dryden Translation Competition
Many congratulations to Laura Shanahan, postgraduate student on the MA in Literary Translation Studies, who is one of eight people to have been shortlisted for the John Dryden Translation Competition with her translation from the Italian of Viola di Grado’s La fine delle frasi fatte [The End of the Set Phrases]. The competition received around 100 entries in total. Click here to read more about this achievement.
Professor David Morley elected a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature
The poet, Professor David Morley of the University of Warwick Writing Programme, has been elected a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature.
The Fellowship is one of the highest honours for a writer. It encompasses the most distinguished authors working in the English language, including J.K. Rowling, Hilary Mantel, Philip Pullman, Richard Dawkins, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith, Richard Ford, Ian McEwan and Tom Stoppard.
Founded in 1820, The Royal Society of Literature is Britain’s national charity for the advancement of literature. It acts as a voice for the value of literature, encouraging and honouring great writers, and engaging people in appreciating literature.
Election as Fellow of the RSL is a uniquely prestigious honour, awarded by writers to writers.
New Fellows are offered the choice of signing the Society’s Roll Book with the pen of T.S. Eliot, Lord Byron or – new this year - George Eliot. In keeping with the honour being for his poetry, Morley signed with Byron’s.
A National Teaching Fellow, Professor Morley teaches on Warwick’s Writing Programme, and is a recent winner of The Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry for his collection The Invisible Gift, and The Cholmondeley Award for achievement in poetry from The Society of Authors.
On receiving the RSL Fellowship, Professor Morley commented:
‘My election to The Royal Society came out of the blue. It’s a huge honour for my poetry to be recognised by other writers in this way. I’m aware I’ve got a lot of work to do, and Fellowship of the RSL is a great boost. The RSL has an excellent schools outreach programme which I’m looking forward to being involved with. I hope to encourage more students from diverse and less privileged backgrounds to study creative writing at university and become authors themselves’.