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LTI Korea Translation Award


  • The LTI Korea Translation Award recognizes professional translators who have made significant contributions to promoting Koran literature overseas through excellent translations, which in turn inspires aspiring translators of Korean literature.
  • The LTI Korea Translation Award was initially launched as a biennial event in 1993 for the purpose of improving the overall quality of translation and boosting the publication of Korean literature overseas. In 2013, the award became an annual event in order to ensure that translators working in minor languages were given equal opportunities.



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Translations of Korean literary works published during the previous year by overseas publishers
※ Please note that the following publications are not eligible:

  • Works by Korean authors not originally written in Korean
  • Literary collections or anthologies co-translated by more than two translators
  • Reprints of prize-winning works
  • Literary works/collections that have been translated via another language


  • 2020 LTI Korea Translation Award, to be awarded in 2020, will be granted to the 2 works of modern or classical Korea literature that have been published overseas in the previous year(1st January ~ 31st December 2019)
  • The following works are not considered for the award: previous winners of the LTI Korea Translation Award or the Daesan Literary Award, works written by Korean authors in foreign languages, anthologies including works of different genres, and anthologiestranslated by two or more translators whose names have been credited separately.

Evaluation Criteria

A selection committee consisting of Korean and overseas experts will consider the translation’s faithfulness to the original work as well as the readability, literary style and reception in the target market.

※ The winners of 2020 LTI Korea Translation Award are scheduled to be announced in September 2020.

Previous winners of the LTI Korea Translation AwardPrevious winners of the LTI Korea Translation Award

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