The Bernard Shaw Prize is a biennial award for translations into English of full length Swedish language works of literary merit and general interest. The winner is awarded £3,000 and a runner-up is awarded £1,000.
Named after the author and dramatist, whose Nobel Prize went towards a foundation for ‘the promotion and diffusion of knowledge and appreciation of the literature and art of Sweden in the British Islands’, the prize was established in 1991 and is generously sponsored by the Anglo-Swedish Literary Foundation and the Embassy of Sweden in London.
The 2021 Bernard Shaw Prize Winner and Runners Up
Winner: Sarah Death for a translation of Letters from Tove by Tove Jansson. (Norvik Press)
Runners up: Amanda Doxtater for a translation of Crisis by Karin Boye. (Norvik Press)
Sarah Death for a translation of Chitambo (Sort of Books)
You can watch and listen to a reading of Letters from Tove by Sarah Death Here