Every year since 1982, the Literary Translators’ Association of Canada has awarded the John Glassco Prize to recognize the excellence and talent of an emerging literary translator. The prize is bestowed on a translator whose first book-length translation (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama or children’s literature) stands apart for its literary merits and precision. The winner receives a $1,000 prize and a one-year membership to LTAC. The deadline to submit is Friday July 9, 2021. Click here for all the details.
The winning translation for the 2020 prize was Louis Hammelin’s Les étés de l’ourse, published with Les éditions du Boréal. Said the judges, “Hamelin’s translation of Muriel Wylie Blanchet’s The Curve of Time is an accomplishment of candor insofar as it faithfully recreates the intimacy and excitement of the original publication.”
Watch the 2020 Glassco Gala, including the induction of Honorary Members Charlotte Melançon and Jane Brierley, a performance by musician Thomas Hellman, and more!