In the Illuminated Dark makes Longlist for National Translation Award

Hebrew Union College Press is proud to announce that In the Illuminated Dark: Selected Poems of Tuvia Ruebner, translated and Ruebner Dust Jacket.inddintroduced by Rachel Tzvia Back, joins 11 other titles on the longlist for the 2015 National Translation Award in Poetry.

From the announcement:

This is the seventeenth year for the NTA, which is administered by the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA), and the first year to award separate prizes in poetry and prose. The NTA is the only national award for translated fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction that includes a rigorous examination of the source text and its relation to the finished English work.

Featuring authors writing in 11 different languages, from 12 countries, this year’s longlists expand the prize’s dedication to literary diversity in English.

Books eligible for this year’s award include titles published anywhere in the world in the previous calendar year (2014) that were translated into English. The selection criteria include both the quality of the finished English language book, and the quality of the translation…

The award will be announced at ALTA’s annual conference, which will be held this year at the Marriott University Park in Tucson AZ from Oct. 28-31, 2015.