Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize Longlist 2022

The Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize has just announced a longlist of sixteen titles in translation, normally only announcing a shortlist of eight titles, stating that this is to showcase the diversity of the entries.

The Prize is for a book-length literary translation, into English, from any living European language. “It aims to honour the craft of translation and to recognise its cultural importance”. It was founded by Lord Weidenfeld and is supported by New College, The Queen’s College, and St Anne’s College, Oxford.

The longlisted titles are as follows (author, title, translator):

Jakuta Alikavazovic ‘Night As It Falls’ (tr. Jeffrey Zuckerman)

Eva Baltasar ‘Permafrost’ (tr. Julia Sanches)

Édith Azam ‘Bird Me’ (tr. Stuart Bell)

Raphaela Edelbauer ‘The Liquid Land’ (tr. Jen Calleja)

Jon Fosse ‘A New Name’ (tr. Damion Searls)

Julian Fuks ‘Occupation’ (tr. Daniel Hahn)

Monika Kompaníková ‘Boat Number Five’ (tr. Janet Livingstone)

Andrea Lundgren ‘Nordic Fauna’ (tr. John Litell)

Salvatore Quasimodo ‘The Complete Poems’ (tr. Jack Bevan)

Montserrat Roig ‘The Song of Youth’ (tr. Tiago Miller)

Kateřina Rudčenková ‘Dream of a Journey’ (Alexandra Büchler)

Cristina Sandu ‘Union of Synchronised Swimmers’ (tr. By the author)

Maria Stepanova ‘Memory of Memory’ (tr. Sasha Dugdale)

Andrea Tompa ‘The Hangman’s House’ (tr. Bernard Adams)

Khal Torabully ‘Cargo Hold of Stars’ (tr. Nancy Naomi Carlson)

Adrienne Yabouza ‘Co-Wives, Co-Widows’ (tr. Rachael McGill)

The shortlist of eight titles will be announced at the end of this month, the prize of £2000 will be awarded at Oxford Translation Day on 11 June 2022.

3 thoughts on “Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize Longlist 2022

    • Only Tiago Miller’s translation of ‘The Song of Youth’ by Montserrat Roig – translated from the Catalan, and published by Fum D’Estampa Press, very worthwhile collection of stories. I do have my eyes on the three Seagull titles (‘The Hangman’s House’, ‘Cargo Hold of Stars’ & ‘Boat Number Five’) but if I get to them is a different story.

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