The Vondel Prize is a biennial award of €5000 for translation into English of full length Dutch language works of literary merit and general interest.
Named after the most prominent Dutch poet and playwright of the 17th century, Joost van den Vondel, the prize was first awarded in 1996 and is sponsored by the Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature.
The 2021 Vondel Translation Prize Winner and Runner-up
Winner: David Doherty
for a translation of Summer Brother by Jaap Robben. (World Editions)
Runner up: David McKay
for a translation of Adrift in the Middle Kingdom by J. Slauerhoff (Handheld Press)
With thanks to judges: Jane Draycott, Michele Hutchison and Susan Massotty.