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Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Ramon Llull Prize for Literary Translation

Literature.  Barcelona,  30/06/2017

The Fundació Ramon Llull has announced the sixth edition of the Ramon Llull Prize for Literary Translation, to acknowledge the work of literary translators. The prize is €4,000 for the best literary translation of Catalan published in 2016. The deadline for submitting applications is 30th June.

The Ramon Llull Prize for Literary Translation is awarded by the Ramon Llull Foundation. It acknowledges the best literary translation of Catalan published in the year prior to the competition and distinguishes its translator. Works of literature translated from Catalan and published between 1st January and 31st December of the year prior to the announcement can opt for the prize. Authorship must be exclusive to the translator.


The Ramon Llull Prize for Literary Translation will be awarded in Andorra, the headquarters of the Ramon Llull Foundation, at the end of the year, along with two other prizes by the Ramon Llull Foundation the purpose of which is to acknowledge the work of persons or institutions that have contributed to the projection of Catalan culture abroad.

The rules of the award can be consulted at this link.

For more information, contact Rosa Crespí (



Last year, the Ramon Llull Prize for Literary Translation was won by Kirsten Brandt, the German translator of Jaume Cabré, Mercè Rodoreda and Josep Pla 

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is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and theBarcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.

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