"The Rossica Translation Prize, established by Academia Rossica, which was founded in London in 2000 with the aim of promoting cultural collaboration between Russia and the West, is the first prize for literary translation from Russian into English to be established anywhere in the world, and the inaugural prize will be presented at the Translators’ Association award ceremony on 3 October at the UCL Bloomsbury Theatre, London. On Sept 27 there will be readings by some of the shortlisted candidates, including Hugh Aplin (Bulgakov's The Fatal Eggs), Andrew Bromfield (Kononov's The Naked Pioneer Girl), Robert Chandler (Platonov's Soul), Oliver Ready (Buida's The Prussian Bride), and Arch Tait (Volos' Hurramabad). The Prize is sponsored by the Foundation of the First President of Russia, Boris Yeltsin."
Rossica Translation Prize Readings: 27 September, 6.30 for 7pm, at the LRB Bookshop (14, Bury Place, London WC1). Tickets: £4 (£3 for LRB subscribers and Friends of Academia Rossica): 020 7269 9030