January 24, 2024–The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced today the recipients of the 2024 NEA Translation Fellowships. This year, the NEA is providing support totaling $325,000 to 18 Translation Fellows to translate works from 12 languages, including Korean, Urdu, Spanish, Hungarian, and Danish, into English.
To see the full list of 2024 NEA Translation Fellows, visit www.arts.gov/impact/literary-arts/translation-fellows.
Translation Fellowships ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 are awarded each year to literary translators, giving recipients the time and space to create English renditions of the world’s best literature, making them accessible to American audiences. Since 1981, the Arts Endowment has awarded 590 fellowships to 518 translators, with translations representing 80 languages and 90 countries.
Publishers interested in contacting any of the Translation Fellows to consider publishing their projects should email the NEA directly at [email protected].
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At the American Literary Translators Association, we advance the art of literary translation and serve translators, publishers, and readers of literature in translation. Each year we connect translators and editors through virtual pitch sessions, bestow six awards to exceptional books of translated literature, and host Read the World, a social media bookfair celebrating publishers of translation. Learn more at literarytranslators.org.
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