Visiting Assistant Professor Sevinç Türkkan selected to judge 2021 PEN Translation Prize

November 29, 2020

Communications Staff

Sevinç Türkkan portrait.
Sevinç Türkkan, visiting assistant professor of comparative literature.

Sevinç Türkkan, visiting assistant professor of comparative literature, has been nominated to judge the PEN Translation Prize. 

The PEN Translation Prize was founded in 1963 through the efforts of the PEN Translation Committee and was the first American Award to honor the art of literary translation. This year there are 205 submissions. The winner will be announced in March 2021 at the virtual Literary Awards Ceremony.

Previously, Türkkan was honored at PEN America’s 2019 “Women in Translation Month.” Her translation of The Stone Building and Other Places by Aslı Erdoğan, the writer, journalist, and human rights activist from Turkey, was a finalist for the 2019 PEN Translation Prize. She served as a judge for the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation, Courageous Writer at Risk Award.

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