Dyankov Translation Prize, 2016
Iglika Vassileva was awarded first place for her translation of the John Banville’s 1997 novel The Untouchable. This book, based largely on the life of Englishman Anthony Blunt, tells the story of an art historian who becomes a double agent working for both the Queen and the Kremlin during the height of the Cold War. Iglika Vassileva is a three-time Dyankov Translation Prize winner, having previously she been recognized for her translation of The Sea by John Banville in 2008 and for her translations of J.M. Coetzee’s Diary of a Bad Year and E.L. Doctorow’s Homer and Langely in 2011. Iglika Vassileva has also received much praise for her translations of works by celebrated English-speaking authors such as James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Lawrence Durrell, and Walt Whitman. Read an interview with Iglika Vassileva.