ASF Translation Awards

- August 11, 2022 - min. read

ASF Translation Awards

The American-Scandinavian Foundation annually awards three translation prizes for outstanding translations of poetry, fiction, drama, or literary prose written by a 20th or 21st-century Nordic author. 1) The Nadia Christensen Prize includes a $2,500 award, publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review, and a commemorative bronze medallion. 2) The Leif and Inger Sjöberg Prize, given to an individual whose literature translations from a Nordic language have not previously been published, includes a $2,000 award, publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review, and a commemorative bronze medallion. 3) The Wigeland Prizegiven to the best translation from Norwegian by a resident of Norway, includes a $2,000 award, publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review, and a commemorative bronze medallion. The prizes are for outstanding English translations of poetry, fiction, drama or literary prose originally written in a Nordic language. Translations must be from the writing of one author, although not necessarily from a single work.