Translation of Zhadan's poetry nominated for PEN America Literary Awards

Translation of Zhadan's poetry nominated for PEN America Literary Awards

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Serhiy Zhadan's poetry collection A New Orthography has been nominated for PEN America Literary Awards in the Poetry in Translation category.

As noted on the PEN America website, $3,000 prize may be awarded to John Hennessy and Ostap Kin for translating Zhadan's collection, which is the fifth volume in Lost Horse Press's Contemporary Ukrainian Poetry Series.

This is the only Ukrainian book among the finalists for the 2021 PEN America Literary Awards.

“This spring, the 2021 PEN America Literary Awards will confer over $380,000 to writers and translators across all stages of their careers. Spanning fiction, nonfiction, poetry, biography, essay, science writing, translation, and more, these Finalists’ books are dynamic, imaginative, and thought-provoking examples of literary excellence published in the 2020 calendar year,” reads the statement.

Winners will be celebrated at the virtual Literary Awards Ceremony on April 8, 2021.

Serhiy Zhadan's collection What We Live For, What We Die For translated by Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phipps was included in the 2020 PEN America Literary Awards Longlists in the Poetry in Translation category.

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