Aiming to honour the craft of translation and recognise its cultural importance, the annual Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize is for book-length literary translations into English from any living European language. It was founded by Lord Weidenfeld and is supported by New College, The Queen’s College, and St Anne’s College, Oxford.
Never Did the Fire by Diamela Eltit, translated from the Spanish (Chile) by Daniel Hahn and published by Charco Press, is longlisted for the prize. The full longlist is available here.
The shortlist will be announced in late May 2023. The prize of £2000 will be awarded at the annual Oxford Translation Day at St Anne’s College, Oxford in June 2023. Oxford Translation Day will feature talks, seminars, and workshops, and will give shortlisted translators the opportunity to read from and discuss their work.