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“Writers create national literatures and translators create a universal literature. Without translators, we writers would be nothing, condemned as we would be to living within the confines of our own language. We are all translated and we are all translators.”

José Saramago quoted in La Nación (Buenos Aires) on May 2, 2003

John Glassco Prize Winner Announced

The winner of the 2020 John Glassco Prize was announced on Wednesday, December 9th at the John Glassco Translation Prize Gala, which premiered on our Facebook page.

Congratulations to Louis Hamelin for winning the 36th John Glassco Prize for Les étés de l’ourse, published with Les éditions du Boréal! 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.

The submissions this year, in spite of the myriad complications caused by the pandemic, were very competitive and included a range of non-fiction books, novels, short stories, graphic novels, and poetry collections translated from French into English, from English into French. Thank you to all the entrants.

Congratulations are also in order for Jane Brierley and Charlotte Melançon who were both made Honorary Members of the association in recognition not only of their illustrious careers but of their service to the field of literary translation. Former presidents of LTAC both, it is with great respect and privilege that we commemorate Jane and Charlotte for their roles as pioneers, leaders, and advocates.

The Gala, which also includes a performance by musician Thomas Hellman, can be viewed in its entirety below.

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