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.
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, 2014 and December 31, 2015.
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.
The nomination must be submitted by the publisher of the work and must include the following:
March 1, 2016. Publishers are encouraged to submit nominations early.
$1,000, a certificate of recognition, and up to $500 toward expenses for attending the ATA 57th Annual Conference in San Francisco, California, November 2-5, 2016.
Lewis Galantière Award
Lois Feuerle, Chair
ATA Honors & Awards Committee
American Translators Association
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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