The German Book Office New York (GBO) has revealed the winner and runner-up of the 2016 Children’s Books on Tour NYC Translation Competition. The competition celebrates the work of emerging translators in bringing international voices to young readers.The 2016 winner is Matthew Anderson. This year’s runner-up is Rebecca Heier. The winners were announced at a panel and networking event in New York City on December 1.
Applications are now open for the GBO’s 2017 Children’s Book Editors Trip to Germany (June 25-July 1, 2017). For more information, contact Riky Stock at the German Book Office, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We bemoan the lack of works in translation in the market overall, which is of course legitimate, but let’s work on educating the new generation of readers to become more open-minded to international literature. (Publishing Perspectives)