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unnamedPoesia e Dialetto: An event investigating the relationship between poetry and dialetti, the regional languages of Italy, an invaluable treasure to preserve.

This event will be streamed live here on 14 June 2016, at 7 p.m. (Italian time).


The joint winners of the 2016 Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize have now been announced!

  • Paul Vincent and John Irons for 100 Dutch-Language Poems (Holland Park Press)
  • Philip Roughton for Jón Kalman Stefánsson’s The Heart of Man (MacLehose Press)



The other shortlisted books were:

  • John Cullen for Kamel Daoud’s The Meursault Investigation (Oneworld)
  • Stephen Pearl  for Ivan Goncharov’s  The Same Old Story (Alma Classics)
  • Don Bartlett  for Karl Ove Knausgaard’s Dancing in the Dark: My Struggle (Harvill Secker)
  • Shaun Whiteside for  Charles Lewinsky’s Melnitz (Atlantic Books)
  • Lola M. Rogers  for Sofi Oksanen’s When the Doves Disappeared (Atlantic Books)
  • Lisa C. Hayden for Eugene Vodolazkin’s Laurus (Oneworld)

This year’s judges were Valentina Gosetti, Jonathan Katz, Graham Nelson, and Patrick McGuinness (Chair)

The winner was announced at the prize-giving and dinner at St Anne’s College, Oxford on Saturday 11 June 2016, the Oxford Translation Day.

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