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Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation

The Marsh Children’s Literature in Translation Award recognises the important role that translators play in opening up the world of literature to young readers.  The award was founded to celebrate the best translation of a children’s book from a foreign Mymarsh1language into English and published in the UK.  It highlights the quality and diversity of translated fiction for young readers.  Pre-registration is now open for the  brand NEW English-Speaking Union’s My Marsh competition.

Classic titles such as Pippi Longstocking, The Little Prince, Tintin and Asterix set the standard for this welcome addition to children’s literature.  These publications have the power to open up children’s eyes to the world around them.

The award is run by the English-Speaking Union on behalf of the Marsh Christian Trust.  The shortlist for the Marsh Award will be announced on the 20th October 2016

Customers can order the longlist/shortlist titles  from Browns Books for Students and enter the ‘My Marsh: Video review competition’ by uploading a video review of their favourite shortlisted title.  Prizes for the competition include a subscription to The Week Junior (a magazine aimed at young children explaining news and events in ways that children will understand), a copy of all the books entered into the 2016 Marsh Award, coverage of the winners entry in The Week Junior, a discount voucher for SLA training and a £100 voucher from BrownsBfS to spend on books.

Competition entries to be submitted by 20th December 2016 and the winner will be announced on the 9th January 2017.

Please find a link below to the English Speaking Union website, a copy of the pre-registration form  and a link to the  page on the BBFS website for more information: -



If you have any questions or queries regarding the Marsh Award please contact BBFS by telephone: 01482 384660 or by email: enquiries@brownsbfs.co.uk


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