Pushkin Press’ Petersburg Wins Russian Translation Prize

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka

In the UK, Academia Rossica — the nonprofit founded to promote Russian culture abroad — has announced  John Elsworth as the winner of the Rossica Translation Prize 2012 for his new translation of Petersburg by Andrei Bely. The judges praised Mr Elsworth for “producing a masterful translation that reads like a work of art in its own right.” Gregory Afinogenov, took home  the Rossica Young Translators Award, for an extract from S.N.U.F.F. by Victor Pelevin. The winners competed with more than 180 other entries.

Elsworth recieves £5,000, which will be split with his publisher Pushkin Press. Afinogenov takes home £500.

You can download a free program (PDF), including excerpts of the other four shortlisted books, in PDF.

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Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.