The Pegasus Prize for Literature is a literary prize established by the Mobil Corporation (now Exxon Mobil) in 1977 to honor works from countries whose literature is rarely translated into English. The prize includes a monetary award, a medal depicting Pegasus, and translation into English and subsequent publication of the work by Louisiana State University Press.
The country is first recommended by a committee and then an independent selection committee in the chosen nation determines the winner. Representatives to the country selection committee have included Mona Simpson, Alan Cheuse, and William Jay Smith.
Winners of the Pegasus Prize
- 1979 - Kirsten Thorup for Baby
- 1983 - Cees Nooteboom for Rituals
- 1985 - Keri Hulme for The Bone People
- 1986 - Ismail Marahimin for And the War is Over
- 1989 - Kjartan Fløgstad for Dollar Road
- 1991 - Jia Pingwa for Turbulence
- 1993 - Martin Simecka for The Year of the Frog
- 1994 - Bilgé Karasu for Night
- 1995 - Francisco Rebolledo for Rasero
- 1996 - Mario de Carvalho for A God Strolling in the Cool of the Evening
- 1998 - Ana Teresa Torres for Doña Inés vs. Oblivion
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- Louisiana State University Press. "Pegasus Prize". Retrieved 15 July 2010.
- "Publisher's Note", p. vii in Year of the Frog by Martin Simecka (LSU Press, 1993).
- U.S Department of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (03 June 2010). "Cultural Achievements of Denmark". Retrieved 17 July 2010.
- Roger Robinson and Nelson Wattie, eds. The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature, 1998.
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