Chiafele's book shortlisted for the 2022 Italian Prose in Translation Award

Published: September 15, 2022

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Associate Professor of Italian Anna Chiafele and Lisa Pike’s collaborative translation of Penelope (Bordighera Press, 2021) has been shortlisted for the 2022 Italian Prose in Translation Award, administered by the American Literary Translators Association, or ALTA. The Italian Prose in Translation Award, or IPTA, recognizes the importance of contemporary Italian prose and promotes the translation of Italian works into English. Penelope, a novel by Italian writer Silvana La Spina, is a retelling of the Odyssey from Penelope’s point of view. For the first time, La Spina has been brought to the Anglophone world.The winners will be announced at this year's ALTA’s annual awards ceremony which will be held virtually. The award-winning translator for 2022 will receive a $5,000 cash prize. The awards ceremony will air on Oct. 6 from 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. PT on ALTA’s Eventbrite page. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is available here.This year’s judges for the award are Nerina Cocchi, Douglas Grant Heise and Barbara Ofosu-Somuah. Read what the judges had to say about each of the shortlisted titles here.