JUSFC Prizes for the Translation of Japanese Literature Announced

January 10, 2018 

Two outstanding scholars are the recipients of the 2017-18 Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature. The prizes will be awarded in March 2018 at a ceremony at the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture, Columbia University.

David Boyd, SLOW BOAT (Pushkin Press, 2017);

Hiroaki Sato, THE SILVER SPOON: MEMOIR OF A BOYHOOD IN JAPAN (Stone Bridge Press, 2015)

The Japan-United States Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature was established in 1979. The award has been administered by the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture at Columbia University since the Center was founded in 1986. The Prize is awarded annually to outstanding works of translation into English from the
Japanese language.

The complete press release is available here.