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June 25, 2012

A.L. Becker Southeast Asian Literature in Translation Prize

Call for Nominations
A.L. Becker Southeast Asian Literature in Translation Prize

Past Winners of the Becker Prize at www.asian-studies.org/publications/book-prizes-Becker.htm

The A.L. Becker Southeast Asian Literature in Translation Prize will recognize an outstanding English translation of a work of Southeast Asian literature from any country of the region (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Viet Nam).

Works translated from any Southeast Asian language are eligible. The Prize recognizes the importance of works of translation in teaching about the region. Any translation, published in any format, from a work that may be broadly defined as literature within the norms of the country of publication is eligible. The translator need not be a member of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS).

The Prize was established in 2011 and will accept for its inaugural competition in 2012 nominations for books with a copyright date of 2006–2011. Nominations for the prize must be received by each member of the selection committee listed below no later than AUGUST 1, 2012. The winner will be announced at the 2013 AAS meeting in San Diego. There are no citizenship or residence requirements for nominees. Nominations may be made by publishers or by any member of the Association for Asian Studies.

Becker Prize Committee:
• Judith Henchy, Head, Southeast Asia Section, Room 131, Suzzallo Library, Section Box 352900, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA 98195
• Caroline Hau, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, 46 Shimoadachi-cho, Yoshida Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501 JAPAN
• John Marston, CEAA, El Colegio de México, Camino al Ajusco No. 20, México DF 01000, MEXICO
• Michael Bodden, Dept. of Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Victoria, PO Box 3045 STN CSC, Victoria, B.C. CANADA

Posted by katemw at June 25, 2012 08:13 AM


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