4.01.2022 Literature

Found in Translation Award 2022: Nominations Open

The Polish Book Institute, Polish Cultural Institute London (PCI London) and Polish Cultural Institute New York (PCI New York) are now accepting nominations for this year’s edition of the Found in Translation Award, honoring the best translation of Polish literature into English in 2021. Nominate by January 31, 2022.

The Found in Translation Award includes a one-month residency in Kraków, an honorarium of 2,000 zlotych, travel to and from Kraków funded by the Polish Book Institute, and a cash prize of 16,000 zlotych funded in equal parts by the Polish Book Institute, the PCI London and the PCI New York.


Translations published in book form in 2021 qualify for nomination. Individuals or organizations in Poland and abroad may nominate candidates to the Book Institute (by writing to biuro@instytutksiazki.pl). The nomination should include a justification for choosing the candidate, the candidate’s address, and the address of the nominator.

Previously awarded:
2008 – Bill Johnston for his translation of New Poems by Tadeusz Rózewicz
2009 – Antonia Lloyd-Jones for her translation of The Last Supper by Pawel Huelle
2010 – Danuta Borchardt for her translation of Pornografia by Witold Gombrowicz
2011 – Clare Cavanagh & Stanislaw Baranczak for their translation of Here by Wislawa Szymborska
2012 – Joanna Trzeciak for her translation of Sobbing Superpower by Tadeusz Rózewicz
2013 – Antonia Lloyd-Jones for the entire work of translations in 2012
2014 – Philip Boehm for his translation of Chasing the King of Hearts by Hanna Krall
2015 – Ursula Phillips for her translation of Choucas by Zofia Nalkowska
2016 – Bill Johnston for his translation of Twelve Stations by Tomasz Rózycki
2017 – Piotr Florczyk for his translation of Building the Barricade by Anna Swirszczynska
2018 – Jennifer Croft for her translation of Flights by Olga Tokarczuk
2019 – Madeline G. Levine for her translation of Collected Stories by Brunon Schulz
2020 – Anna Zaranko for her translation of The Memoir of an Anti-hero by Kornel Filipowicz
2021 – Ewa Malachowska-Pasek and Megan Thomas for their translation of ‘The Career of Nicodemus Dyzma” by Tadeusz Dolęga- Mostowicz

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