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ALTA Honors Translations of Czech, Chinese Works

The American Literary Translators Association (ALTA), which is housed at The University of Texas at Dallas,  presented two prestigious awards at its annual conference in Philadelphia on Oct. 21.

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Alex Zucker received the 2010 National Translation Award for his translation of Petra Hůlová’s All This Belongs to Me (Northwestern University Press, 2009).The $5,000 prize is given annually to the translator whose work, by virtue of both its quality and significance, has made the most valuable contribution to literary translation.

ALTA also presented the inaugural Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize to Red Pine (Bill Porter) for In Such Hard Times: The Poetry of Wei Ying-wu (Copper Canyon Press, 2009).  The $5,000 award, which was established by an anonymous donor, honors the best book-length translation into English of Asian poetry or of source texts from Zen Buddhism.

Full story available from the UT Dallas News Center.