New SF&F Translation Awards Launched

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Translation Awards, for works of foreign-language speculative fiction translated into English, were announced at the World Fantasy Convention in San Jose on October 29, 2009. The first awards are expected to be presented in 2011, for works published in 2010.

Two awards will be presented: one for long form literature (40,000 words and above) and the other for short form. Both the authors and translators of the winning works will receive a trophy and a cash prize. Critic and blogger Cheryl Morgan, who is one of the organizers, says, “In running the Science Fiction Awards Watch web site, I see non-English speaking countries all around the world give awards for translated fiction. Only in English-speaking countries are translations not specifically rewarded. We aim to change that.”

Organizers are in the process of setting up a non-profit organization to administer the awards. Further information available at

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