About the Award

The Dyankov Translation Award is a prize given annually (beginning 2007) for outstanding translation of a work of contemporary literary fiction from English to Bulgarian. The winner receives $2000. Every literary translator who meets the Award criteria can apply regardless of her/his citizenship. For current Award information, please visit the Contest section.

"The Award is named for Krustan Dyankov (1933-1999), a renowned Bulgarian translator of American literature. He translated works by numerous important authors, among them John Steinbeck, John Updike, Erskine Caldwell, John Cheever and William Faulkner."

We congratulate all winners on their achievements and thank all of the nominees for their ongoing contribution to the art of translation!