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Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize

The Oxford–Weidenfeld Prize is for book-length literary translations 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.


This year the winner of the Oxford–Weidenfeld Prize will be announced on 30 September –International Translation Day – during an online ceremony hosted by English PEN. To book tickets for the award ceremony, see here:


To accompany the award of the Prize, OCCT is uploading a number of videos in which the shortlisted translators discuss or read from their respective translations. The videos will be uploaded at midday on 30 September on the OCCT’s Oxford-Weidenfeld page: The 2020 shortlist is:


The 2020 shortlist is:


Michális Ganás, A Greek Ballad (Yale UP), translated from the Greek by David Connolly and Joshua Barley


Pajtim Statovci, Crossing (Pushkin Press), translated from the Finnish by David Hackston


Mahir Guven, Older Brother (Europa), translated from the French by Tina Kover


Tatyana Tolstaya, Aetherial Worlds (Daunt Books), translated from the Russian by Anya Migdal


Multatuli, Max Havelaar (New York Review Books), translated from the Dutch by Ina Rilke and David McKay


Dušan Šarotar, Billiards at the Hotel Dobray (Istros Books), translated from the Slovene by Rawley Grau


Dina Salústio, The Madwoman of Serrano (Dedalus), translated from the Portuguese by Jethro Soutar


Birgit Vanderbeke, You Would Have Missed Me (Peirene Press), translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch


The winner of the Prize will be announced later this year.


This year’s judges are Patrick McGuinness, Marta Arnaldi, Karolina Watroba, and Simon Park (Chair).