Translation Awards

The first SF Translation Awards were presented at the 2011 Eurocon in Stockholm. Each author and each translator will receive a prize of US$350. As both author and translator, Rajaniemi will receive $700. This year’s jury was made up of Terry Harpold, Abhijit Gupta, and Dale Knickerbocker.

  • Long Form: A Life on Paper: Stories, by Oliver Châteaurenaud, translated from the French by Edward Gauvin
  • Short Form: “Elegy for a Young Elk.” By Hannu Rajaniemi, translated from the Finnish by Hannu Rajaniemi
  • Special Award: Brian Stableford, in recognition of his translation work

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Translation Award Nominees

The finalists for the 2010 SF & F Translation Awards have been announced. The winners will be announced at the 2011 Eurocon in Stockholm on the weekend of June 17-19 with both author and translator receiving a prize of US$350. The jury for the awards was comprised of Terry Harpold, Abhijit Gupta, and Dale Knickerbocker.

Long Form

  • The Golden Age, by Michal Ajvaz, translated by Andrew Oakland. Original publication in Czech as Zlatý Věk.
  • The Ice Company, by G.-J. Arnaud [Georges-Camille Arnaud], translated by Jean-Marc Lofficier and Randy Lofficier. Original publication in French as La Compagnie des Glaces.
  • A Life on Paper: Stories, by Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud, translated by Edward Gauvin. Original publication in French.
  • Four Stories till the End, by Zoran Živković, translated by Alice Copple-Tošić. Original publication in Serbian as Četiri priče do kraja.

Short Form

  • “Wagtail,” by Marketta Niemelä, translated by Liisa Rantalaiho. Original publication in Finnish as “Västäräkki.”
  • “Elegy for a Young Elk,” by Hannu Rajaniemi, translated by Hannu Rajaniemi. Original publication in Finnish.
  • “Bear’s Bride,” by Johanna Sinisalo, translated by Liisa Rantalaiho. Original publication in Finnish as “Metsän tutt.”
  • “Midnight Encounters,” by Hirai Tei’ichi, translated by Brian Watson. Original publication in Japanese.

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Translation Awards Fund Raising

The Speculative Literature Foundation has announced that it has pledged $250 per year to help support the SF&F Translation Awards, which are given to recognize the translation of science fiction, fantasy and related fiction from other languages into English. Science Fiction Studies has also pledged annual support for the awards. Currently the SF&F Translation Awards are holding a fundraiser, which will include prizes such as autographed books by Neil Gaiman and Jeff VanderMeer.

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