Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize

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Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize
Awarded for A book-length translation into English from any other living European language
Sponsored by Lord Weidenfeld and Oxford University
Country England
Hosted by St Anne's College, Oxford
First awarded 1999
Last awarded Active
Website http://www.queens.ox.ac.uk/oxford-weidenfeld-prize

Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize is an annual literary prize for any book-length translation into English from any other living European language.[1] The first prize was awarded in 1999.[2] The prize is funded by and named in honor of Lord Weidenfeld and by New College, The Queen's College and St Anne's College, Oxford.[1]



Year Translator Source work Publisher
Author Title Language
1999 Galassi, JonathanJonathan Galassi Eugenio Montale Collected Poems Italian Carcanet Press
2000 Jull Costa, MargaretMargaret Jull Costa José Saramago All the Names Portuguese Harvill Press
2001 Morgan, EdwinEdwin Morgan Jean Racine Phèdre French Carcanet Press
2002 Patrick Thursfield and Katalin Banffy-Jelen Miklós Bánffy They Were Divided Hungarian Arcadia Books
2003 Carson, CiaranCiaran Carson Dante Alighieri Inferno Italian Granta
2004 Hofmann, MichaelMichael Hofmann Ernst Jünger Storm of Steel German Penguin
2005 Denis Jackson Theodor Storm Paul the Puppeteer German Angel Books
2006 Rix, LenLen Rix Magda Szabó The Door Hungarian Harvill Secker
2007 Hofmann, MichaelMichael Hofmann (2) Durs Grünbein Ashes for Breakfast: Selected Poems German Faber
2008 Jull Costa, MargaretMargaret Jull Costa (2) José Maria de Eça de Queirós The Maias Portuguese Dedalus
2009 Bell, AntheaAnthea Bell Saša Stanišić How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone German
2010 McKendrick, JamieJamie McKendrick Valerio Magrelli The Embrace: Selected Poems Italian Faber and Faber
2011 Jull Costa, MargaretMargaret Jull Costa (3) José Saramago The Elephant's Journey Portuguese Harvill Secker
2012 Landry, JudithJudith Landry Diego Marani New Finnish Grammar Italian
2013 Boehm, PhilipPhilip Boehm Herta Müller The Hunger Angel German Portobello
2014 Wicks, SusanSusan Wicks Valérie Rouzeau Talking Vrouz French
2015 Bernofsky, SusanSusan Bernofsky Jenny Erpenbeck The End of Days German
2016 (s) Paul Vincent and John Irons Various 100 Dutch-Language Poems Dutch Holland Park Press
2016 (s) Roughton, PhilipPhilip Roughton Jón Kalman Stefánsson The Heart of Man Icelandic MacLehose Press
2017 Perry, FrankFrank Perry Lina Wolff Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs Swedish And Other Stories


  1. ^ a b "Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize". The Queen's College. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Matthew Reynolds (Spring 2008). "On Judging the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize" (PDF). Translation and Literature. 17. Retrieved 25 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize". The Queen's College. Retrieved 26 May 2016. 

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