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Susanna Roth 2018 Translators' Competition - Call for Entries

Czech Centres and the Czech Literary Centre, announce the 5th year of the International Competition for Young Translators – The Susanna Roth Prize, named after the celebrated Swiss translator Susanna Roth (1950 – 1997) who made a significant contribution to the promotion of contemporary Czech literature abroad.

The competition is open to young translators up to the age of forty*.  The task is to translate a significant extract (cca 10 pages) of as yet untranslated contemporary Czech prose published in the Czech Republic between 2016 - 2017. Previously published extracts are unacceptable. A jury in each country taking part will select one winner.

* excluding previous winners of the Susanna Roth Translation Competition


TEXT TO BE TRANSLATED
BombaFunk by Karel Veselý (BiggBoss, 2017) 

You can download the text here:

 

PRIZE
A trip to the Czech Republic with a specialized program, which will be jointly arranged by the Czech Centres and the Czech Literary Centre.

ASSIGNMENT AND CONDITIONS
The translated text (chapter 6, pages 104 -118) from Karel Veselý‘s BombaFunk; a professional résumé in the form of a profile consisting of maximum of 1 000 characters (including spaces) in Czech, a current photograph in print quality and the participant’s declaration confirming the authorship of the submitted translation need to be send via email to clarkova@czechcentre.org.uk by the 31st March 2018.

The competition is open to young translators up to the age of forty *
* excluding previous winners of the Susanna Roth Translation Competition



FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS:



 

DEADLINES

  • Closing date for translations: 31st March 2018
  • Results announcement: 15th May 2018
  • Winners' visit to the Czech Republic: summer/autumn 2018


CONTACTS
Anna Hrabáčková, Czech Centre Programme Department, hrabackova@czech.cz
Jack Coling, Czech Literary Centre, coling@litcentrum.cz






 

 

Cover image: © BiggBoss / Ilustration: © Jiří Franta and David Böhm.