Thursday 20 September 2018
Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Melbourne
At this event, kindly hosted by the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Melbourne, the winners in the AALITRA Translation Prize (2018) were announced.
The AALITRA Translation Prize aims to acknowledge the wealth of literary translation skills present in the Australian community. Prizes are awarded for a translation of a selected prose text and for a translation of a selected poem, with the focus on a different language each time the prize is offered. In 2018, the focus language was Indonesian. Winners were awarded a cash prize, a book prize, and one year’s membership of AALITRA. Prize-winning entries were read aloud at the Awards Ceremony, and will be published in the Association’s peer-reviewed open-access journal, The AALITRA Review along with a few words from each of the translators.
Book prizes were donated by Text Publishing, Giramondo Publishing and Emeritus Professor Brian Nelson (AALITRA Past President).