Maureen Freely and Alexander Dawes

MLA-Roth Award, 2016

The Time Regualtion Institute

Maureen Freely and Alexander Dawes won the MLA-Roth Award for their spectacular translation of The Time Regulation Institute (Penguin, 2014), by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar, which describes the misadventures of the antihero Hayri Irdal, as tradition meets modernity in early 20th-century Turkey. In the words of Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk, “Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar is undoubtedly the most remarkable author in modern Turkish literature. With The Time Regulation Institute, this great writer has created an allegorical masterpiece, which makes Turkey’s attempts to westernize and its delayed modernity understandable in all its human ramifications.”

Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler

MLA-Roth Award Honorable Mention, 2016

Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler received recognition for their translation of The Captain’s Daughter, by Alexander Pushkin (New York Book Review Books, 2014).

Aaron Poochigian

MLA-Roth Award Honorable Mention, 2016

Aaron Poochigian received recognition for his translation of Jason and the Argonauts, by Apollonius of Rhodes (Penguin, 2014).

Royall Tyler

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For his translation of The Tale of the Heike (Viking, 2012). Tyler is at Australian National University.

Peter Cole

MLA-Roth Award, Honorable Mention, 2014

For The Poetry of Kabbalah: Mystical Verse from the Jewish Tradition (Yale Univ. Press, 2012).

Christina E. Kramer

Christine Kramer

Christine Kramer

MLA-Roth Award, Honorable Mention, 2014

For her translation of Freud’s Sister by Goce Smilevski (Penguin, 2012).

Gordon M. Sayre

MLA-Roth Award, Honorable Mention, 2014

For his translation of The Memoir of Lieutenant Dumont 1715-1747: A Sojourner in the French Atlantic, by Jean-Francois-Benjamin Dumont de Montigny (Univ. of North Carolina Press, for the Omohundro Inst. of Early American History and Culture, 2012). Sayre is at the University of Oregon.

Robert & Elizabeth Chandler

MLA-Roth Award, Honorable Mention, 2014

For their translation of Happy Moscow, by Andrey Platonov (New York Review Books, 2012).

Arkadi Klioutchanski

MLA-Roth Award, 2012

Joint award, with John Woodsworth, for their translation of My Life, the autobiography of Sofia Andreevna Tolstaya, Leo Tolstoy’s wife of over fifty years. Klioutchanski is at the University of Ottawa.

John Woodsworth

MLA-Roth Award, 2012

MLA-Roth-AwardJoint award, with Arkadi Klioutchanski, for their translation of My Life, the autobiography of Sofia Andreevna Tolstaya, Leo Tolstoy’s wife of over fifty years. Woodworth is at the University of Ottawa.