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Margaret Jull Costa awarded an OBE

Margaret Jull Costa has been awarded an OBE for services for literature in the recent honours list.

Margaret Jull Costa is one of the truly great translators of her generation and pre-eminent as a translator from Spanish and Portuguese into English. She has worked for most of the major publishers and has been translating for Dedalus for over twenty years and this year she accepted to be the chair of the Dedalus board. The excellence of her work has been recognised by many accolades and translation prizes and in 2013 she was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Translation Competition for The Seven Brothers

Dedalus in association with FILI is running a competition to translate The Seven Brothers by Aleksius Kivi for the Dedalus European Classics Series and is inviting translators to take part by translating the first chapter of the book. The closing date for entries is 14 September 2014. The winner will be announced at The Frankfurt Bookfair 8-12 October 2014. Finland is the Guest of Honour in 2014.

The Seven Brothers has only been translated twice before from Finnish into English and the last time was in 1991 so a new English translation is long overdue and will be a major cultural event.

The winning translator will receive a non-taxable translation award of 6,000 euros direct from FILI and will be invited, all expenses paid on two occasions to Finland to work on the translation.

for further details contact Eric Lane