Fellowships bring works from 14 countries and 10 languages to U.S. readers
Washington, DC — The task of the literary translator is a formidable one: to take one narrative written in a particular tongue in a particular country and make it not only accessible but familiar. To support the art of literary translation, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will award 16 translation fellowships of $12,500 for a total of $200,000. The selected works range from classical to contemporary texts and include drama and poetry as well as prose. These projects represent literature from 14 countries from Central America to the Indian subcontinent and involve 10 different languages.
“These translation grants will bring great literature to wider audiences, inspire a broader awareness of world cultures, and support high caliber literary professionals,” said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. “Under the leadership of our Literature Director Ira Silverberg, the NEA continues to support the vibrant ecosystem of literature in this country.” More.