A team of four translators has won the 2018 Read Russia Prize, awarded for works of Russian literature published in new English translations, for their work on Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea by Teffi (New York Review Books). The book was translated by Robert Chandler, Elizabeth Chandler, Anne Marie Jackson, and Irina Steinberg.
Winners receive an award of up to $10,000, divided at the discretion of the prize jury between the translator(s) of the work and the English-language publishing house. An awards ceremony for the Read Russia Prize will be held Wednesday, during the London Book Fair, at Waterstones Piccadilly.
Receiving special mentions were Russian Émigré Short Stories from Bunin to Yankovsky, edited by Bryan Karetnyk and translated by Maria Bloshteyn, Robert Chandler, Justin Doherty, Boris Dralyuk, Rose France, Bryan Karetnyk, Dmitri Nabokov, Donald Rayfield, Irina Steinberg, and Anastasia Tolstoy (Penguin); and Rapture by Iliazd, translated by Thomas J. Kitson (Columbia University Press).
The gold and silver winners in 54 categories of 30th annual Benjamin Franklin Awards, sponsored by the Independent Book Publishers Association, have been announced and can be seen here.