PO Enquist Literary Prize awarded to Johannes Anyuru
This year’s prestigious PO Enquist Literary Prize will be presented at Stockholm Literature. The Prize to a young writer embarking on a European career is awarded to Johannes Anyuru. Founded in 2004 to commemorate PO Enquist’s 70th birthday, the list of previous winners includes many of the most interesting oeuvres in Europe today.
The Translation of the Year Prize awarded to Kajsa Öberg Lindsten
The Translation of the Year Prize was founded in 2010 and is awarded by the translators’ section of the Swedish Writers’ Union. The purpose of the Prize is to acknowledge the art of translating and to reward translations that commendably combine boldness with precision, and brilliance with accuracy. This year’s prize is awarded to Kajsa Öberg Lindsten and for the fourth consecutive year, the Prize is presented in connection with the opening of Stockholm Literature.
PO Enquist Literary Prize 2017: Johannes Anyuru
Johannes Anyuru was born in 1979 and made his literary debut in 2003 with an acclaimed volume of poems, Det är bara gudarna som är nya. His international breakthrough came in 2012 with A Storm Blew in from Paradise, for which he was awarded Svenska Dagbladet’s and Aftonbladet’s literary prizes. His latest novel, The Rabbit Yard (February 2017), further confirms Anyuru’s position as one of the most seminal voices in Nordic contemporary literature.
The jury writes: ”With his latest novel, De kommer att drunkna i sina mödrars tårar (The Rabbit Yard), Johannes Anyuru takes yet another step by racing with a present totally running out of control and creating a scary-plausible future world. With lyrical realism as well as a convincing responsiveness to the possibilities and limitations of the dystopian genre, he has achieved a full-scale kaleidoscopic work, striving for loyalty towards your own beliefs, in the true spirit of PO Enquist.”
The jury consists of PO Enquist, Håkan Bravinger (Norstedts), Cathrine Bakke Bolin (Gyldendal Norsk Forlag), and Jakob Malling Lambert (Rosinante & Co.).
2016 Lars Petter Sveen, 2015 Karolina Ramqvist, 2014 Dorthe Nors, 2013 Ingvild H. Rishøi, 2012 Mara Lee, 2011 Jón Kalman Stefánsson, 2010 Jonas T. Bengtsson, 2009 Helle Helle, 2008 Daniel Kehlmann, 2007 Trude Marstein, 2006 Jonas Hassen Khemiri, 2005 Juli Zeh .
The Auditorium SAT at 15.15–16.15 Anyuru & Linde (Swedish)
Book signing SAT at 16.30 Anyuru & Linde
Reading SAT at 12.30–12.50 Anyuru (Swedish)
Translation of the Year 2016: Kajsa Öberg Lindsten
Kajsa Öberg Lindsten (born 1953) lives in Gothenburg and has been translating from Russian and French for many years. She is awarded the Prize for her translation of the novel Chevengur by the Russian author Andrei Platanov, having previously translated several of his other works. Kajsa Öberg Lindsten has also translated the Nobel Laureate Svetlana Alexievich, and texts by the pedagogue and philosopher Lev Vygotsky.
In association with the translators’ section of the Swedish Writers’ Union.
The Auditorium FRI at 19.00
The Cinema SAT at 12–12.45 (Swedish)
Reading SAT at 14.30–14.50 (Swedish)
Translation of the Year 2016: Honorary mention
Christer Olsson for his translation from French of Salim Bachi’s novel The Silence of Mohammed.
Participating translators 2017
Elin Svahn is a translator working on her PhD in translation studies at Stockholm University. She translates novels and literature for children and young adults, mainly from French, including works by Lise Tremblay and Fiston Mwanza Mujila.
The Cinema SAT at 14.00–14.30 (Swedish)
Helena Hansson translates from English and Danish. In addition to Petina Gappah, she has translated several books by Rebecca Solnit, Toni Morrison and Abdulrazak Gurnah.
The Cinema SAT at 15–15.30 (Swedish)
Nils Håkanson is a writer, translator, encyclopaedia editor and publisher (Ruin). His numerous translations, mainly from Russian, include All the Kremlin’s Men by Mikhail Zygar (2015/Swedish translation: 2017). His latest novel was Ödmården (2017).
The Cinema SAT at 13.00–13.30 Nils Håkansson & Sergej Lebedev (Russian/Swedish)
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Supplementary tickets for the Auditorium 35 SEK
Inauguration 100 SEK
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