İKSV launches new translation award
The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) will present the one-off “Ahmet Cemal First Translation Award” in honor of the esteemed author and translator Ahmet Cemal who passed away on Aug. 1, 2017.
The aim of the award is to support a translator who has published their first novel or short story translation in the last year.
Cemal was one of the selection committee members of the Talât Sait Halman Translation Award, presented by the İKSV since 2015 to support outstanding translations of literary works every year.
Applications to the award can be made by publishing houses or individually by translators. Applicants are required to apply with translations of novels or short stories translated into Turkish from their original languages and published after August 2017.
The selection committee will determine the winner who will receive an award of 10,000 Turkish Liras.
Headed by author Doğan Hızlan, the Ahmet Cemal First Translation Award Selection Committee consists of author, translator, and critic Sevin Okyay, authors and translators Ayşe Sarısayın, Yiğit Bener and Kaya Genç. The committee’s decision will be announced in October.
The deadline for submissions is Aug. 15 at 5 p.m.