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.

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.

Michael Beard

MLA-Roth Award, 2010

Joint award, with Adnan Haydar, for their moving translation of Mihyar of Damascus: His Songs, by the Syrian poet Adonis. Beard is at the University of North Dakota.

Adnan Haydar

MLA-Roth Award, 2010

Joint award, with Michael Beard, for their moving translation of Mihyar of Damascus: His Songs, by the Syrian poet Adonis. Haydar is at the University of Arkansas.

Michael Berry

MLA-Roth Award, Honorable Mention, 2010

Joint award, with Susan Chan Egan, for their translation of Wang Anyi’s Song of Everlasting Sorrow: A Novel of Shanghai. Berry is at UC Santa Barbara.

Susan Chan Egan

MLA-Roth Award, Honorable Mention, 2010

Joint award, with Michael Berry, for their translation of Wang Anyi’s Song of Everlasting Sorrow: A Novel of Shanghai.

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.

Joel Agee

MLA-Roth Award, 2006

For his translation of Hans Erich Nossack’s The End: Hamburg 1943, available in a beautifully-designed edition of the haunting text on the destruction of the German port city.

Geoffrey Brock

MLA-Roth Award, 2004

For his translations of Cesare Pavese. Disaffections: Complete Poems 1930‐1950 (Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon, 2002) collects all of Pavese’s poems from 1930 until his death in 1950. Poet Rosanna Warren noted that these are “poems that have the density, the grit, the obdurate presentness hewn from silence for which Pavese fought so hard in Italian.”