Pegasus Prize

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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.[1] 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.[2]

The country is first recommended by a committee and then an independent selection committee in the chosen nation determines the winner.[3] Representatives to the country selection committee have included Mona Simpson, Alan Cheuse, and William Jay Smith.

Winners of the Pegasus Prize[edit]


  1. ^ Craig D'Ooge (8 March 1994). "News from the Library of Congress". Retrieved 15 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Louisiana State University Press. "Pegasus Prize". Retrieved 15 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Publisher's Note", p. vii in Year of the Frog by Martin Simecka (LSU Press, 1993).
  4. ^ U.S Department of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (03 June 2010). "Cultural Achievements of Denmark". Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  5. ^ Roger Robinson and Nelson Wattie, eds. The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature, 1998.
  6. ^ Business Wire (26 October 1999). "The Pegasus Prize for Literature Strives to Broaden Exposure of Foreign Fiction". Retrieved 18 July 2010. 

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