MLA Roth Award, Honorable Mention, 2019
Alistair Ian Blyth was awarded an Honorable Mention for his translation from the Romanian of The Book of Whispers, by Varujan Vosganian. A Romanian politician, economist and author of novels, essays and poems, Vosganian is of Armenian descent. In this moving novel, he unfolds the experience and memory of the horrific Armenian genocide that took place a century ago in the Ottoman Empire. Originally written in 2009/12 and translated into over 20 languages, Blyth’s translation makes the book available to English-language readers for the first time.