The American-Scandinavian Foundation has announced the winners of its 37th annual Translation Competition for outstanding translations of poetry, fiction, drama or literary prose written by a Scandinavian author born after 1900. The 2016 winners are Barbara Sjoholm of Port Townsend, WA and Kara Billey Thordarson of Alberta, Canada.
The Batchelder Award (Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association) is given to the “most outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States.” This year’s Honor Award goes to The Lily Pond, a sequel to A Faraway Island, by Swedish author Annika Thor.
Michael Meigs has been awarded the 32nd annual Translation Prize for 2011 from the American Scandinavian Foundation for his translation of excerpts from The Dean (Dekanen), a novel by Lars Gustafsson. Gustafsson, well-known Swedish poet and novelist, is a long-time resident of Austin, Texas.