Tuesday, May 1, 2012
William F. Sibley Memorial Translation Prize Winners 2011 - 2012
Recently the winners of the 2011- 2012 William F. Sibley Memorial Prize were announced, the prize went to Matthew Fraleigh's translation of Narushima Ryuhoku's Gokunaibanashi - Super Secret Tales from the Slammer, and also Karen Thornber's translation of Toge Sankichi's Genbaku Shishu/Poems of Atomic Bomb. Mathew Fraleigh also recently received the 2011 Japan - U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature for his translation of Narushima Ryuhoku's New Chronicles of Yanagibashi and Diary of a Journey to the West: Narushima Ryuhoku Reports from Home and Abroad .
Both of the texts can be read at the Prize's website along with introductions from the translators.