Warwick Prize for Women in Translation 2024 opens call for entries

Submissions are now open for the prestigious Warwick Prize for Women in Translation, marking its eighth year of celebrating literary excellence. 

With a generous award of £1,000, in a statement by Holly Langstaff for the organisers, this distinguished prize, which seeks to honour the creative voices of women from around the world. recognises the best works of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, children’s literature, plays and graphic novels written by women and translated into English by talented translators of any gender.

Eligible works must have been published for the first time in print form in the United Kingdom and/or Ireland between April 1, 2023, and March 31, 2024, with re-translations and self-translations also considered.

‘Your Wish Is My Command’ by Deena Mohamed

The previous year’s laureate, Deena Mohamed, claimed the coveted title for her self-translation from Arabic of the captivating graphic novel Your Wish Is My Command, published by Granta.

Authors and translators are encouraged to visit the prize’s webpage https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/womenintranslation for detailed submission guidelines. The deadline for online submissions is Friday, May 3rd, with hard copies accepted until Friday, May 10th.

For inquiries and further information, please contact womenintranslation@warwick.ac.uk. 

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