The shortlist for the 2017 Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation certainly does spotlight the high quality and diversity of translated fiction for young readers. The award is run by the English-Speaking Union on behalf of the Marsh Christian Trust.Our distinguised SLA President: Kevin Crossley- Holland is one of the judges for the 2017 Award and he said
What a truly wonderful prize this is -rooted in innocence, affirming curiosity and hope, never denying the hazards of childhood or human weakness -a prize that makes a worldwide family of everyone associated with it.
Now in its twentieth year, the Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation saw 27 entries in contention, representing a dozen languages from all around the globe: the perfect celebration of the diversity and quality of this area of children’s writing.
What makes the 20th year even more exciting is the launch of the My Marsh review competition open to students under 16. The registration form below gives you all the details you need to enter. You can also download the entry form from www.esu.org/marsh and send it to Zoë Adams (ESU Cultural Exchange Officer) at zoe.adams[at]esu.org.
The range and diversity of the titles on the shortlist this year ensures that both primary and secondary students can take part. As Wendy Cooling judge and SLA patron said:
The entries this year were exciting, satisfying, funny and sometimes disturbing reads. In the 20th year of the Award it was exciting to see a very wide range of languages being translated for young British readers. Judging was not work but a real pleasure
Prizes for the competition include a subscription to The Week Junior, a copy of all the entries for this year’s Marsh Award, a discount voucher for a particular course or conference offered by the School Library Association, coverage of the winning entry in The Week Junior, and a £100 voucher for Browns Books for Students. Sets of the shortlisted texts can be purchased from Browns Books for Students, at a special rate.
You then have until the closing date of 20th December to upload your short video reviews of preferred books. These will be judged by an ESU panel and the winners will be announced on 9th January.
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