Very pleased to learn that novelist Mohsin Hamid chose my 3:AM Magazine piece, “Honest Work: an experimental review of an experimental translation,” for the Charm Quark award in the 3 Quarks Daily Arts and Literature Prize 2014. (“Magical and wise” – so kind!)
Congratulations to the other winners and all the other writers. Many thanks to everyone at 3QD, especially S. Abbas Raza. And special thanks to David C. Winters at 3:AM for publishing the piece and giving me carte blanche with the experiment. I wouldn’t have attempted it without such strong support.
It’s my hope that more people will read Yoko Tawada’s work and that of translator Chantal Wright. Support literature in translation and translation presses! (Like the University of Ottawa Press, among others!)
Here are some more details about the award.