Czech Centres and the Czech Literary Centre, announce the 5th year of the International Competition for Young Translators – The Susanna Roth Prize, named after the celebrated Swiss translator Susanna Roth (1950 – 1997) who made a significant contribution to the promotion of contemporary Czech literature abroad.
The competition is open to young translators up to the age of forty*. The task is to translate a significant extract (cca 10 pages) of as yet untranslated contemporary Czech prose published in the Czech Republic between 2016 – 2017. Previously published extracts are unacceptable. A jury in each country taking part will select one winner.