Harvill Secker (an imprint of VINTAGE) is delighted to announce that Bengali will be the focus language for the 2018 Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize. Entrants will translate the short story ‘Half-Timer Pawre’ by Shamik Ghosh, from his collection Elvis O Amolasundari.
Now in its ninth year, the Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize aims to encourage and support the next generation of literary translators. An annual prize, it focuses on a different language each year and is open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 34 with no more than one full-length translation previously published. There is no restriction on country of residence.