TA First Translation Prize

The Society of Authors announced the winners of its translation prizes on February 12, 2020 in a ceremony at the British Library in London, UK. Morgan Giles’s translation of Tokyo Ueno Station by Yu Miri (Tilted Axis) won the £2,000 TA First Translation Prize, sponsored by Daniel Hahn and the British Council, and given “for a debut literary translation into English published in the UK.” The award is shared between Giles and the book’s editor, Saba Ahmed. Judges for 2019 were Daniel Hahn, Ellie Steel, and Shaun Whiteside.

Awards were also given to translations of Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, and Spanish works. For more information, including the complete list of winners, see the Society of Authors website.

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