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Status past Date 2017-07-24 
Name 관리자 Hit 44
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EventName English PEN Asian Literary Translation Awards
Period 2017-06-08 ~ 2017-06-08
Place U.K.

     English PEN, in cooperation with the Asia Literary Review, selected Jason Woodruff, who translated Kim Soom’s 『The Shoe』, and Sophie Bowman, who translated Kim Boyoung’s 『I’m Waiting for You』, as winners of the PEN Presents…East & Southeast Asia Literature Awards. Woodruff and Bowman are up-and-coming English-language translators who have been awarded two translation support grants from LTI Korea.

     The English PEN Literary Translation Award has been awarded starting in 2016 with the purpose of introducing English readers to world literature. This year, six translators of literature from five Asian countries (Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan) were selected as winners, including Woodruff and Bowman. Winners received awards of £250 and an opportunity to introduce their translations to famous London publishers and network with them. The winning works were also published in Volume 33 of the Hong Kong literary magazine ‘Asia Literary Review’, and the brochure of the London Book Fair.

▲ Brochure for the English PEN Asian Literary Translation Awards (left) and cover of the Asia Literary Review (right)

 

     LTI Korea provided support for Jason Woodruff and Sophie Bowman to travel to London’s Free Word Centre on June 8 to take part in the English PEN Asian Literary Translation Awards. At the event, the translators had the opportunity to introduce their works of translation to three representatives of major UK publishing houses—Deborah Smith of Tilted Axis Press, Ka Bradley of Granta Books, and Euan Monaghan of Structo Press.

▲ Translator Sophie Bowman gives a presentation on 『I’m Waiting for You』

▲ Translator Jason Woodruff gives a presentation on 『The Shoe』

▲ Audience members at the English PEN Asian Literary Translation Award Ceremony

▲ English PEN Asian Literary Translation Award Ceremony reception