Awards: Governor General's Literary; Young Translators

The Canada Council for the Arts has announced finalists in 14 English- and French-language categories for this year's Governor General's Literary Awards, Quillblog reported. Category winners, who will be named October 25, are awarded C$25,000 (about $18,965). A complete list of this year's English-language finalists is available here.


Marta Eidsvåg won the £1,000 (about $1,275) Harvill Secker's Young Translators' Prize, the Bookseller reported, noting that the prize "also includes a selection of Harvill Secker titles, a Writers' Centre Norwich Emerging Translator Mentorship with translator and judge of this year's prize Don Bartlett, admittance to an event at Crossing Border festival in November" and seeing her award-winning translation published by Granta online.

The chosen language for the 2016 prize was Norwegian, and entrants were asked to translate a short story by Merethe Lindstrøm; "Svømme under vann" ("Swimming Under Water") from her collection of the same name.

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