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New UK award for translated women writers

In the UK, the University of Warwick has announced the launch of the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation to ‘address the gender imbalance in translated literature’ and promote international women’s voices to British and Irish readers, reports Publishing Perspectives.

The first winner will be announced in November, following a shortlist in October. The £1,000 prize (A$1625) will be split between the winning writer and translator.

Head of English and comparative literature studies Maureen Freely said it’s ‘markedly more difficult for women to make it into English translation’. ‘This prize offers us an opportunity to welcome in the voices and perspectives that we have missed thus far,’ said Freely.

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