Deborah Jones

Lois Roth Award, 2008

Awarded for her work in Uzbekistan, “maintaining educational cultural ties and staff morale in an openly hostile climate.”

Victoria Sloan

Lois Roth Award, Honorable Mention, 2008

In recognition of her work in Kazakhstan, with “significant contributions to educational and cultural diplomacy while leading and mentoring American and national colleagues.”

Robert Persiko

Ilchman-Richardson Award, 2008

In recognition of two decades as chief of ECA youth programs and his “leadership in developing and sustaining new models of youth exchange programs.”

Farzaneh Milani

Persian Translation Prize, 2008

Joint award, with Kaveh Sava, for their translation of a collection of poems of Simin Behbehani, entitled Cups of Sin.

Kaveh Safa

Persian Translation Prize, 2008

Joint award, with Farzaneh Milani, for their translation of a collection of poems of Simin Behbehani, entitled Cups of Sin.

Edwin A. Cranston

MLA-Roth Award, 2008

For the second volume of his monumental anthology and annotated translation of Japanese court poetry from the mid-9th to the late 11th century, entitled: A Waka Anthology, Volume Two: Grasses of Remembrance.

Agnès Desarthe

Prix Coindreau, 2008

For her translation of Cynthia Ozick’s The Puttermesser Papers.

Lyubomir Nikolov

Dyankov Translation Prize, 2008

For his translation of the The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini.

Heidi Durrow

Danish Project Support, 2008

Archival research and interviews for a collection of short stories about early 19th‐century interracial relations between Danes, black Africans and African‐Americans. While in Denmark, she read from her work at the Tell-Tale Café in Copenhagen. Durrow’s research evolved into a novel, entitled The Girl Who Fell From the Sky (2010), which won the Bellweather Prize for Fiction and became a New York Times Bestseller, an LA Times Bestseller and an Indie Next Pick. See: www.heidiwdurrow.com.

Celia Kujala

Finnish Project Support, 2008

Project on the effect of education on health