The Book Institute, the Polish Cultural Institute in London, and the Polish Cultural Institute in New York are calling for nominations until 5 February 2024 for this year's Found in Translation Award, granted to the author of the best translation of Polish literature into English in the past calendar year. Translations that have been published in book form in 2023 are eligible for submission.
Candidates can be submitted to the Book Institute (to the email address email@example.com) by individuals and organisations from at home and abroad. The application should include the reasons for the selection of the candidate, the candidate's address, and the applicant's address. Nominators may also submit a book translated by the nominee (preferably in electronic form) with their application.
The Found in Translation Award includes a one-month residency in Kraków, an honorarium of PLN2,000, travel to and from Kraków funded by the Polish Book Institute, as well as a cash prize of PLN16,000 funded in equal parts by the Polish Book Institute, the Polish Cultural Institute in London, and the Polish Cultural Institute in New York.
2008 – Bill Johnston for his translation of New Poems by Tadeusz Rózewicz
2009 – Antonia Lloyd-Jones for her translation of ‘The Last Supper’ by Pawel Huelle
2010 – Danuta Borchardt for her translation of ‘Pornografia’ by Witold Gombrowicz
2011 – Clare Cavanagh & Stanislaw Baranczak for their translation of ‘Here’ by Wislawa Szymborska
2012 – Joanna Trzeciak for her translation of ‘Sobbing Superpower’ by Tadeusz Rózewicz
2013 – Antonia Lloyd-Jones for the entire work of translations in 2012
2014 – Philip Boehm for his translation of ‘Chasing the King of Hearts’ by Hanna Krall
2015 – Ursula Phillips for her translation of ‘Choucas’ by Zofia Nalkowska
2016 – Bill Johnston for his translation of ‘Twelve Stations’ by Tomasz Rózycki
2017 – Piotr Florczyk for his translation of ‘Building the Barricade’ by Anna Swirszczynska
2018 – Jennifer Croft for her translation of ‘Flights’ by Olga Tokarczuk
2019 – Madeline G. Levine for her translation of ‘Collected Stories’ by Bruno Schulz
2020 - Anna Zaranko for her translation of 'The Memoir of an Anti-hero’ by Kornel Filipowicz
2021 - Ewa Malachowska-Pasek and Megan Thomas for their translation of 'The Career of Nicodemus Dyzma” by Tadeusz Dolęga- Mostowicz
2022 – Jennifer Croft for her translation of ‘The Books of Jacobs’ by Olga Tokarczuk
2023 – Anna Zaranko for her translation of ‘The Peasants’ by Wladysław Reymont