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Thursday, 18 April 2013

Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize --- DEADLINE 2 AUGUST 2013

The Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize was launched in 2010 to recognise the achievements of young translators at the start of their careers. This year the language of focus will be Portuguese. The winner’s name will be announced in October 2013, and he or she will receive £1000 and a selection of Harvill Secker titles. The winner will also participate in the British Centre for Literary Translation mentorship scheme, working with Margaret Jull Costa, and he or she will take part in Crossing Border Festival in November 2013.

Entrants will be asked to translate the short story ‘O sucesso’ by Brazilian author Adriana Lisboa, and fellow judges will be author Naomi Alderman, translator Margaret Jull Costa and literary reviewer Ángel Gurría-Quintana. The prize is open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 34, with no restriction on country of residence, and the deadline for entries is 2nd August 2013.

The short story and details on how to enter are available here.

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