Translators to be honoured. Sort of.

There's a new Book award for translations into English.

The award goes to the author who has been translated and then s/he decides how to divvy up the prize among the people doing the translating.

Kundera is mentioned as a front-runner for this, although, at the risk of sounding like a broken record: Fuck the translation award and give the man the fucking Nobel he deserves. No disrespect meant to any of Kundera's translators (with the possible exception of Heim) because you're really very good.

(via bookslut)


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