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Lewis Galantière Award

The Lewis Galantière Award is bestowed biennially in even-numbered years for a distinguished book-length literary translation from any language, except German, into English. The Ungar German Translation Award is given in odd-numbered years.

This award honors distinguished ATA founding member Lewis Galantière (1894-1977). His translations from French drama, fiction, poetry, and scholarship enriched cultural life during the middle decades of the 20th century and are still being read.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the award, the book-length literary translation must be translated from any language, except German, into English and published in the United States between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013.

The published translation must list the translator’s name on the title page and preferably on the dust jacket. Preference will be given to published works that provide biographical information about the translator.

The translator does not have to be an ATA member; however, the translator should have a strong connection with the U.S. through citizenship or permanent residence. The nomination must be submitted by the publisher of the translated work.

Nominations

The nomination must be submitted by the publisher of the work and must include the following:

  • Cover letter with complete publication information for the work being nominated, including the date of publication.
  • Brief vita of the translator, including place of residence and contact information.
  • Three copies of the nominated work with one extra copy of the dust jacket.
  • Three copies of 10 consecutive pages from the original work, keyed to the page numbers of the translation. Please do not staple. If providing a dual-language work, copies are still required.
  • Three copies of the translated pages that correspond to the 10 consecutive pages provided from the original work. Please do not staple. If providing a dual-language work, copies are still required.

Nomination Deadline

March 1, 2015. Publishers are encouraged to submit nominations early.

Award

$1,000, a certificate of recognition, and up to $500 toward expenses for attending the ATA 56th Annual Conference in Miami, Florida, November 4-7, 2015.

 

Lewis Galantière Award

Lois Feuerle, Chair
ATA Honors & Awards Committee
American Translators Association
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Phone: +1-703-683-6100
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Email: ata@atanet.org

Recipients of the Lewis Galantière Translation Award


1984   William Weaver
1986   Hildegard & Hunter Hannum
1988   Patrick Creagh
1990   Edward K. Kaplan
1992   Ruth Harwood Cline
1994   Tiina Nunnally
1996   William Rodarmor
1998   Rose-Myriam Rejouis; Val Vinokurov
2000   Peter Meineck
2002   Willard Wood
2004   Roger Greenwald
2006   Geoffrey Brock
2008   Norman R. Shapiro
2010   Margaret Sayers Peden
2012  Arthur Goldhammer
2014  Juliet Winters Carpenter