The art of translation

University of Adelaide graduate Steven Langsford was recently crowned the winner of the 2016 Translation Prize (Prose Section) from The Australian Association for Literary Translation (AALITRA).

Competing against 24 entries and judged by four top experts in Chinese literature and translation, Steven was awarded winner of the Prose section in which he was tasked with translating a story by A Yi (阿乙). The award was presented at a ceremony at the China Cultural Centre, Sydney, on Tuesday 13 September.

Steven is currently a PhD student candidate in cognitive psychology and teaches in the Master of Arts (Translation and Transcultural Communication) program. He completed a double degree majoring in Chinese and Psychology here in 2008 and then spent four years in Changchun studying software engineering on a Chinese government scholarship.

He also recently participated in the prestigious Visiting Program for Young Sinologists in Beijing, at the invitation of the Chinese Ministry of Culture and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

His winning entry will be published in the association’s peer-reviewed open-access journal, The AALITRA Review in May 2017.

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