Gregory Kolovakos Award
The Gregory Kolovakos Award, which is no longer offered, was a literary award given every three years by PEN American Center (the U.S. chapter of International PEN) to a U.S. literary translator, editor, or critic "whose work, in meeting the challenge of cultural difference, extends Gregory Kolovakos's commitment to the richness of Hispanic literature and to expanding its English-language audience". It is primarily intended to recognize translations into English from Spanish, but translations from other Hispanic languages are also eligible.
Gregory Kolovakos was a graduate of Yale University and served as the director of the Literature Program of the New York State Council on the Arts for many years. He was also the founding executive director of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation in 1985.
The monetary amount of the Award is USD $2000. The prize was first given in 1992.
The award is one of many PEN awards sponsored by International PEN affiliates in over 145 PEN centres around the world. The PEN American Center awards have been characterized as being among the "major" American literary prizes.
- 2004: Cola Franzen, Robert M. Laughlin, and Alexander Taylor
- 2001: Gregory Rabassa and Alastar Reid
- 1998: Johannes Wilbert
- 1992: Eliot Weinberger
- Alfred Bendixen (2005). "Literary Prizes and Awards". The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature. Continuum International Publishing Group. p. 689.
- Award page at the PEN American Center