2008 Saif Ghobash - Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation


They've announced the winner of the Saif Ghobash - Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation, and: The 2008 Prize is to be awarded to Fady Joudah for his translation of Mahmoud Darwish's poetry collections in The Butterfly's Burden, published in a bilingual edition by Bloodaxe Books in the UK, and by Copper Canyon Press in the USA, the latter being short-listed earlier this year for PEN America’s poetry in translation award.


See the publicity pages for the bilingual (!) edition from Bloodaxe and Copper Canyon Press, or get your own copy from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk. [From the Literary Saloon at the complete review - 11 - 20 August 2008 Archive]