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Lois Roth Award for a Translation of a Literary Work

2012 Royall Tyler, Australian National University, for The Tale of the Heike (Viking, 2012)
  Honorable mention: Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler, London, England, for Happy Moscow, by Andrey Platonov (New York Review Books, 2012)
  Honorable mention: Peter Cole, New Haven, Connecticut, for The Poetry of Kabbalah: Mystical Verse from the Jewish Tradition (Yale Univ. Press, 2012)
  Honorable mention: Christina E. Kramer, University of Toronto, for Freud’s Sister, by Goce Smilevski (Penguin, 2012)
  Honorable mention: Gordon M. Sayre, University of Oregon, for The Memoir of Lieutenant Dumont, 1715–1747: A Sojourner in the French Atlantic, by Jean-François-Benjamin Dumont de Montigny (Univ. of North Carolina Press for the Omohundro Inst. of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, 2012)
2010 John Woodsworth, University of Ottawa, and Arkadi Klioutchanski, University of Ottawa, for My Life, by Sofia Andreevna Tolstaya (Univ. of Ottawa Press, 2010)
  Honorable mention: Jonathan Tittler, Rutgers University, Camden, for Changó, the Biggest Badass, by Manuel Zapata Olivella (Texas Tech Univ. Press, 2010)
2008 Adnan Haydar, University of Arkansas, and Michael Beard, University of North Dakota, for Mihyar of Damascus: His Songs (Aghânî Mihyâr al-Dimashqî), by Adonis (Ali Ahmad Sa’id) (BOA Editions, 2008)
Honorable mention: Michael Berry, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Susan Chan Egan, Santa Barbara, California, for The Song of Everlasting Sorrow: A Novel of Shanghai by Wang Anyi (Columbia Univ. Press, 2008)
2006 Edwin A. Cranston, Harvard University, for A Waka Anthology, Volume Two: Grasses of Remembrance (Stanford Univ. Press, 2006)
2004 Joel Agee, Brooklyn, New York, for The End: Hamburg 1943 (Der Untergang: Hamburg 1943), by Hans Erich Nossack (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2004)
2002 Geoffrey Brock, San Francisco, California, for Disaffections: Complete Poems 1930-1950, by Cesare Pavese (Copper Canyon, 2002)
2000 John Felstiner, Stanford University, for his translation Selected Poems and Prose of Paul Celan (W. W. Norton, 2000)
1998 Mark Harman, University of Pennsylvania, for The Castle, by Franz Kafka (Schocken Books, 1999)


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