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2018 Warwick Prize for Women in Translation open for submissions

The University of Warwick is pleased to announce that the submission period for the 2018 Warwick Prize for Women in Translation is now open.

Inaugurated in 2017, the prize is awarded to the best eligible work of fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction, work of fiction for children or young adults, or graphic novel, written by a woman, translated into English by a female or male translator, and published by a UK or Irish publisher.

The £1,000 prize is divided between the writer and her translator(s), with each contributor receiving an equal share.

Submissions are open until Tuesday 26 June, 2018, with the prize set to be awarded at an evening event held at the Warwick Arts Centre on Tuesday 13 November, 2018.

The Warwick Prize for Women in Translation aims to address the gender imbalance in translated literature and increase the number of international women’s voices accessible by a British and Irish readership.

The 2017 Warwick Prize for Women in Translation was awarded to Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada, translated from German by American translator Susan Bernofsky.

Commenting on the 2018 Warwick Prize for Women in Translation Dr Chantal Wright, the prize’s coordinator and Associate Professor in the University of Warwick’s Department of English and Comparative Literary studies said:

“The prize has already had tremendous effects in terms of awareness-raising around the issue of the under-representation of female authors in translation. We’re very much hoping for an increase this year on the 58 entries we received in 2017 and look forward to seeing which women authors have been made available in English by British and Irish publishers over the last twelve months.”

For full details of eligibility and how to enter, please go to:

2 May 2018


Tom Frew, Senior Press and Media Relations Manager – University of Warwick:

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