The American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2022 Spain-USA Foundation Translation Award (SUFTA). This award, which was inaugurated in 2022, is offered by the American Literary Translators Association in conjunction with the Spain-USA Foundation. The award recognizes translations into English of literary prose works written originally by authors of Spanish (Spain) nationality. The 2022 judges are Peter Bush, Kevin Gerry Dunn, and Amaia Gabantxo.
This year’s winner was awarded at the Awards Ceremony held during ALTA’s 45th annual programming, ALTA45: Value(s). The ceremony included a focus on the 2022 shortlist, and the winner was featured in conversation with judge Peter Bush, followed by a short reading by the translator from the winning text. The announcement was made on October 6, 2022 on ALTA’s Eventbrite page; a recording of the ceremony will be viewable there. The winner will be awarded a $5,000 prize.
Mara Faye Lethem is a translator of Catalan and Spanish prose, and the author of A Person’s A Person, No Matter How Small. Her translations have been recognized with two English PEN Awards, three International Dublin Literary Award nominations, a Warwick Prize nomination, a National Translation Award nomination, and a residency at Art OMI’s Translation Lab. Recent translations include books by Patricio Pron, Max Besora, Javier Calvo, Jordi Nopca, Marta Orriols, Toni Sala, Alicia Kopf, and Irene Solà. She is currently translating the collected short stories of Pere Calders as part of her PhD at the University of St Andrews.