Tag: Bill Johnston
Meeting with “Pan Tadeusz” and Bill Johnston in New York
This Thursday, at 7.30 p.m. at the Kosciuszko Foundation's headquarters in New York, a meeting will be held with Bill Johnston, the author of the latest translation of Pan Tadeusz into English, which was created thanks to the support of the Polish Book Institute within the ©POLAND Translation Programme. The meeting will be devoted to challenges during the translation of Mickiewicz's masterpiece and the cultural significance of the poem.
Translations of Dehnel, Mickiewicz, and Zagajewski nominated for the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation
Nominations for the PEN America Awards were announced yesterday. In the category "Poetry in Translation", among the ten nominated entries, there were as many as three translations of works by Polish authors: a collection of poems by Jacek Dehnel Aperture translated by Karen Kovacik, Asymmetry by Adam Zagajewski, and Pan Tadeusz: The Last Foray in Lithuania translated by Bill Johnston. The latter was supported by the Book Institute as part of the ©POLAND Translation Programme.
“Pan Tadeusz” in a new, Italian translation with the support of the Book Institute
Last Thursday in Venice, a new, second ever in Italian, translation of Pan Tadeusz was published. The epic poem, translated by the Polish philologist Silvano De Fanti, was published by the Marsilio publishing house in Venice. The publication was supported by the Book Institute as part of the ©POLAND Translation Programme.