Fellow wins Read Russia Prize 2018

Fellow wins Read Russia Prize 2018

13 September 2018

Dr Oliver Ready (Research Fellow in Russian Literature and Culture) has won the Read Russia Prize 2018 for the best translation into any language of a work of Russian literature published since 1990. The winner was announced at Pashkov House, Moscow, on 8 September. The award was given for his translation of The Rehearsals by Vladimir Sharov.

From the organizers:

'The Read Russia Prize is the only Russian award that recognizes outstanding translations of works of Russian literature into foreign languages. The Read Russia Prize was established in 2011 by the Institute for Literary Translation, an autonomous nonprofit organization. The competition is conducted biennially with support from the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communication (Rospechat’) and the Boris N. Yeltsin Presidential Center. The prize is awarded to a translator (or group of translators) for outstanding translations of prose and poetry works from Russian into a foreign language and published by a foreign publisher during the previous two years.'