For translating Phoebe Giannisi‘s poetry from the Modern Greek, PhD candidate Brian Sneeden has been awarded the World Literature Today Translation Prize in Poetry.
Sneeden was sponsored by Dr. Peter Constantine, director of the university’s Program in Literary Translation. Sneeden’s translations of Giannisi’s work also recently received a 2018 PEN/Heim grant.
Robert Con Davis-Undiano, World Literature Today’s executive director, applauded the skill of the winning entries, remarking: “it’s no surprise that these translators are emerging from some of the finest translation programs in the world. As a pioneer in the field of literature in translation and translation studies,” he added, “World Literature Today takes pride in fostering great talent emerging from the international world of translation studies.”
See the full prize announcement and World Literature Today‘s web site.