National Translation Award

NTA Submission Guidelines

The National Translation Award is a $5,000 prize awarded annually for the best book-length translation of a work into English. The winner is announced each year at ALTA’s annual conference. ALTA’s National Translation Award honors the translator whose work, by virtue of both its quality and significance, has made the most valuable contribution to literary translation in the preceding calendar year.

To be eligible, the translation must be:

  • by an American citizen or U.S. resident
  • from any language into English
  • of a book-length work of fiction, poetry, drama, or creative non-fiction (literary criticism, philosophy, and biographies are not eligible),
  • published anywhere in the world during the previous year

The National Translation Award supports ALTA’s goal of enhancing the status and visibility of literary translation and translators, improving the quality of literary translations, and broadening the market for works in English translation.

For more information, please see the Submission Guidelines.

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2013
Philip Boehm

 

 

 


2010
Alex Zucker

 


2011
Lisa Rose Bradford

 


2012
Sinan Antoon

 


2009
Norman Shapiro

2008
Richard Wilbur

2007
Joel Agee
 

2006
Ellen Elias-Bursa?

2005
Vincent Katz

2004
Aron Aji
 

2003
Jo Anne Engelbert

2002
E.H. and A.M. Blackmore

2001
Danuta Borchardt
 

2000
Howard Goldblatt
Sylvia Li-chun Lin

1999
Peter Constantine

1998
Carolyn Tipton