Literary Translation Prizes 2016

Sep 30, 2016

The Goethe-Institut Athen, the Hellenic American Union, the Instituto Cervantes de Atenas and the Danish Institute in Athens, organize the Literary Translation Prizes...

The 2016 Literary Translation Prizes award ceremony will take place at the Hellenic American Union

In the framework of their mission to foster cross-cultural understanding and encourage international cultural exchange, the four cultural institutes continue their joint support of the Literary Translation Prizes and the work of Greek translators. The 2015 Literary Translation Prizes will be awarded to three translators for the best translation into Greek from German, English, and Spanish. Each winner will receive a cash prize.

As an initiative of Instituto Cervantes de Atenas, and as part of the ceremony, the novelist, essayist and translator Philip Dracodaidis will talk about the translations into Greek of works by William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes on the occasion of the 400th year anniversary of their death.

The award ceremony will take place on Friday, September 30, 2016, at 19:30, at the Hellenic American Union Theater, on the occasion of International Translation Day.

The shortlist for the 2016 Prize for Literary Translation from English:

  • Angelos Grollios & Miltos Arvanitakis for: How JFK Killed My Father by Richard Berlin (Eneken)
  • Ioanna Iliadi for: The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma (Metaixmio)
  • Palmira Ismiridou for: Honolulu and other short stories by William Somerset Maugham (Agra)

See the Press Release (in Greek, 280 KB) with the winners for the 2016 Literary Translation Prizes.


Organizer Hellenic American Union, Goethe-Insitut Athen, Instituto Cervantes de Atenas, Danish Institute in Athens
Venue Hellenic American Union Theater
Start Date 30/09/2016
End Date 30/09/2016
Starting Time 19:30
Type Talk - Presentation
Participants Philip Dracodaidis
Languages: EL
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Admission is free
Last Update At: 2016/10/14 - 16:13:35



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