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Ken Cockburn Shortlisted for Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize

Friday, 10 May 2019

Cover image of Heroines from Abroad by Christine Marendon We're overjoyed to share the news that Ken Cockburn has been shortlisted for the 2019 Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize for translation, for his versions of Christine Marendon's poems in Heroines from Abroad, a dual-language German-English text.

This year’s Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize shortlist includes eight books from over a hundred titles in translations from twenty-two different languages. The shortlist contains translations from eight languages.


The winner will be announced at the prizegiving and dinner at St Anne’s College, Oxford on Saturday 15 June 2019. This is the crowning event of Oxford Translation Day, which boasts a varied programme of talks, workshops, and readings. Details are available at: http://www.occt.ox.ac.uk/oxford-translation-day-2019.


This year’s judges of the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize are Charlotte Ryland, Emma Claussen, James Partridge and Simon Park (Chair). See the full shortlist here.

Congratulations, Ken, and good luck!






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