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Translation Prize Hopefuls Move to Next Round

BOA submits all books and volumes of poetry to dozens of different literary contests throughout the year, ranging from awards for individual poems to the Pulitzer Prize. One of these is the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA)'s annual National Translation Award. Besides considerable prestige the award carries a $5000 prize with it. This year we submitted two of 2010's strongest works, Book of Things: Poems by Aleš Steger, which has previously won a 2011 Best Translated Book Award, and Book of the Edge: Poems by Ece Temelkuran. BOA is proud to announce that both Book of Things and Book of the Edge have have moved from the preliminary round into the second round. The books, translated by Brian Henry and Deniz Perin, respectively, will next be read by the judges in the original Slovenian and Turkish to evaluate the translators' fidelity to the source material and the success of translation. Congratulations to both authors and translators, and good luck in the next round! Book of Things: Poems by Aleš Steger, translated by Brian Henry, is available for purchase here. Book of the Edge: Poems by Ece Temelkuran, translated by Deniz Perin, is available for purchase here.

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