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Student James Saldanha wins Susanna Roth Translators Award

11 September 2020

James Saldanha has won the Susanna Roth Translators award this year. This competition is run by Czech centres around the world and every year, we take part with our Year 2 and Year 4 students of Czech.

Czech Centres and the Czech Literary Centre, a section of the Moravian Library has run an International Competition for Young Translators for the past 6 years. The Susanna Roth Prize is named after the celebrated Swiss translator Susanna Roth (1950 – 1997) who made a significant contribution to the promotion of contemporary Czech literature abroad.

The competition is open to young translators up to the age of forty. The task was to translate a significant extract of as yet untranslated contemporary Czech prose published in the Czech Republic between November 2018 and November 2019. 

James Saldanha, who graduated this year, has won the Susanna Roth Translators award this year. This competition is run by Czech centres around the world and every year, we take part with our Year 2 and Year 4 students of Czech. James has won in the UK.

Once the world returns to normal, all winners will be invited to the Czech Republic where as a prize they recieve a day trip which includes specialist translation seminars. 

We are very proud of James as his work was indeed outstanding. Well done James!

Further information

http://london.czechcentres.cz/programme/travel-events/susanna-roth-competition/

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