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The Society of Authors’ Translation Prizes 2022

8 February @ 18:45 - 19:45 GMT

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Join us online as we celebrate another year of literature in translation, livestreamed from our event at The British Library.

Awarded annually, biennially or every three years, the SoA Translation Prizes recognise outstanding translations from works in Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Swedish. We host the prizes every year, awarding over £10,000 to winning and commended translators. This is our first in-person Translation Prizes ceremony since 2020.

We will celebrate the winners of the John Florio Prize, the Premio Valle Inclán, the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize, the Schlegel-Tieck Prize, the Scott Moncrieff Prize, the TA First Translation Prize and the TLS-Risa Domb/Porjes Prize, and welcome the sponsors of our new prize, the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Prize, for translations from Japanese.

Announcing the Translation Prizes 2022 shortlist ‘a diverse, impressive list’
Read the 2022 Shortlist prize announcement



  • 6.45pm – Translation Prizes Presentation (60 minutes)


Translation Prizes 2022 – Online Fundraising Bookshop

Browse our virtual Bookshop.org store, featuring titles shortlisted for this year’s Translation Prizes. When you make a purchase using our affiliate links, a percentage will go to the Authors’ Contingency Fund, providing hardship grants to authors in financial difficulty.



Book your place using the registration form below and we will send you the Livestream link, please note that this link won’t be available until the day of the event.



  • This livestream will have live captions provided by Louise Pepper.


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With at least 57% of authors facing financial losses during the pandemic, we have helped people struggling financially due to contractual, employment and event cancellations, others who have lost income due to illness, and others prevented from working because of caring responsibilities.

As the health crisis continues, applications for grants continue to come in, and our emergency funds are running low.

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8 February
18:45 - 19:45 GMT
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