Press Releases

Press Releases

SEP. 29, 2016
2016 NTA Shortlists in Poetry and Prose

The American Literary Translators Association is pleased to announce the shortlists for the National Translation Awards in Poetry and Prose. Read full story online. 

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SEP. 20, 2016
Meet the 2016 ALTA Travel Fellows!

ALTA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 ALTA Travel Fellowships, including the very first Peter K. Jansen Memorial Travel Fellowship. Congratulations to these exceptional emerging translators, chosen from more than 140 applications. Read full story online. 

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SEP. 20, 2016
2016 STRYK PRIZE SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

The American Literary Translators Association is pleased to announce the 5-title shortlist for the 2016 Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize. Read full story online. 

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SEP. 20, 2016
2016 IPTA SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

The American Literary Translators Association is pleased to announce the 3-title shortlist for the 2016 IPTA (Italian Prose in Translation Award). Read full story online. 

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AUG. 29, 2016
Meet the 2016 Emerging Translator Mentees!

ALTA is pleased to announce the mentees for the second year of the ALTA Emerging Mentorship program. Congratulations to our four exceptional emerging translators, chosen from more than 60 applications. Read full story online. 

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AUG. 5, 2016
2016 NTA Longlists in Poetry and Prose

The American Literary Translators Association is pleased to announce the longlists for the National Translation Awards in Poetry and Prose. Read full story online. 

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OCT. 15, 2015
IPTA SHORTLIST Announced

The American Literary Translators Association is pleased to announce the 5-title shortlist for the 2015 IPTA (Italian Prose in Translation Award). Read full story online. 

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Oct. 8, 2015
NTA Award Shortlists in Poetry and Prose

The American Literary Translators Association is pleased to announce the shortlists for the 2015 National Translation Awards in Poetry and Prose. Read full story online.

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Sept. 15, 2015
Lucien Stryk Award Shortlist Announced

The American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) is delighted to announce the 5-title shortlist for the 2015 Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize. Read full story online.

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Meet the 2015 emerging translator mentees!

ALTA is pleased to announce the mentees for the inaugural year of the ALTA Emerging Mentorship program. Congratulations to our three exceptional emerging translators, chosen from more than 60 applications.

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Aug. 25, 2015
ipta - new prize for italian literature in english translation

The Italian Prose in Translation Award (IPTA) recognizes the importance of contemporary Italian prose (fiction and literary non-fiction) and promotes the translation of Italian works into English. This $5000 prize will be awarded annually to a translator of a recent work of Italian prose (fiction or literary non-fiction).

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JUNE 1, 2015
National Translation Award in Poetry and Prose Longlists

Featuring authors writing in 11 different languages, from 16 countries, this year’s National Translation Award longlists expand the prize’s dedication to literary diversity in English. The selection criteria include both the quality of the finished English language book, and the quality of the translation. The winning translators will receive a $5,000 cash prize each, and the award will be announced at ALTA’s annual conference, held this year at the Marriott University Park in Tucson, AZ from Oct. 28-31, 2015. 

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June 1, 2015
ALTA announces new emerging translator mentorship program

This year ALTA is delighted to be piloting a new year-long mentorship program for emerging translators working on a book-length project from Catalan, French, and Polish. Mentors for the 2015-2016 ALTA Mentorship are Ronald Puppo (Catalan), Alyson Waters (French), and Bill Johnston (Polish). Applications for 2015-2016 mentorships will be accepted until July 1, 2015. These mentorships are being offered by ALTA in partnership with the Institut Ramon Llull, The French Embassy Books Office, and Polish Cultural Institute New York.

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Jan. 1, 2015
ALTA Opens Submissions for the 2015 National Translation Award in Poetry and Prose

The American Literary Translators Association invites publishers to submit nominations for the 2015 National Translation Award. The National Translation Award (NTA) will be awarded in two categories beginning in 2015: Prose and Poetry. In its 17th year, the $5,000 NTA is the oldest prize for a work of literary translation, and the only national award for translated fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction that includes a rigorous examination of the source text and its relation to the finished English work. 

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JAN. 1, 2015
ALTA OPENS SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2015 lucien stryk asian translation prize

The American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) invites publishers and translators to submit nominations for ALTA’s Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize. The award-winning book and translator for 2015 will be featured at the 38th annual conference of the American Literary Translators Association in Tucson, AZ and receive a $5,000 award.

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November 14, 2014
ALTA Announces National Translation Award Winner: An Invitation For Me To Think

The National Translation Award (NTA), given by the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) at our conference, is the oldest prize for a work of literary translation. This year, the association was pleased to present the award to translators Eugene Ostashevsky and Matvei Yankelevich for their exceptional work bringing the poetry of Alexander Vvedensky into English from the Russian.

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Oct. 6, 2014
ALTA Announces the National Translation Award Shortlist

The American Literary Translators Association is excited to announce the five finalists for the 2014 National Translation Award (NTA). The winning title will be announced at ALTA’s annual conference (November 12-15 in Milwaukee, WI) and the translator will receive a $5,000 honorarium.

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Sept. 26, 2014
ALTA Announces 2014 Travel Fellows

The American Literary Translators Association is pleased to announce the six 2014 ALTA Travel Fellows. Each year, ALTA provides four to six $1000 fellowships to emerging translators to attend the annual ALTA conference. This year ALTA received over 100 applications for these fellowships, making this year the most competitive fellowship selection by far. This year’s winners were selected by award-winning translators Esther Allen and Jason Grunebaum, and editor Susan Harris (Words without Borders).

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Aug. 5, 2014
ALTA Announces the National Translation Award Longlist

The American Literary Translators Association is pleased to announce the 15-title longlist for the 2014 National Translation Award. Featuring authors from 15 countries writing in 11 languages, this year’s longlist illustrates the prize’s dedication to literary diversity, with works by both established and emerging authors, and by both established and emerging translators.

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