Because two of their staff have been involved in creating our awards the University of California, Riverside has an article about us in their online newsletter.
Talking About Translation
Here are a few articles we have noticed online recently that address issues of translation.
The Guardian has a heartwarming story about successful marketing of translated Estonian fiction.
Charles Tan interviews Vandana Singh about writing in English and Hindi, and discovers than an Indian publisher, Zubaan Books, now has an online store.
Via the Croatian SF web site we discover that author Zoran Krušvar is blogging in English. The site also links to an interview with Aleksandar Žiljak where he talks about the Croatian SF scene.
Prof. Sagar Mal Gupta reports on the Eleventh Annual National Conference on Science Fiction in Indian Literature, which included discussion of the difficulty of translating science fiction.
One of the questions that came up following the launch announcement is where books would have to be published in order to be eligible. We hadn’t mentioned it because we thought it was obvious that it should not matter. However, some people were worried that we’d only look at works published in the US, or in English-speaking countries. We have updated the award rules to make it clear that this is not so.
Works will be eligible for the awards no matter where in the world they are published. However, we do need to know about a work in order to consider it. We’ll be relying on you, the book-reading public, to let us know about potential candidates. The award rules do allow for a jury to consider a book up to two years after its normal eligibility period if, for some reason, the juries for those previous years did not know about the work, or were unable to obtain copies.
More News Stories
Here are some more mentions from around the web.
- From Poland: one, two, three (with thanks to Spriggana)
- From Romania, a post by Ugly Bad Bear
- And on the Haikasoru blog, thanks to Nick Mamatas
On the subject of the Polish blogs, our awards awards do not yet have a name, a logo or a trophy design. Keep watching our updates for further news on what we plan to do about this.
In The News
Our Awards have received quite a bit of attention around the blogosphere since we launched. Here are some of the stories we have seen.
- SF Signal
- SF Scope
- World SF News
- SF Site
- SF Awards Watch
- Zauberspiegel (Germany)
- Larry Nolen
- Charles Tan
- Fábio Fernandes
- Keffy Kehrli
- n. fonseca (Portugal)
- Michael Haulica (Romania)
If you know of any other sites that have mentioned us, please let us know.
Welcome to a new set of literary awards that celebrate science fiction, fantasy and other forms of speculative literature that are translated into English. You can find out more about us in our launch press release, and on our About page. If you have any questions, please check out FAQ page, and if the answer isn’t there then tell us what you want to know.