Jewish Book week Prizes


The Jewish Book Council (JBC) announces that the eighth triennial prize for Hebrew-English literary translation is being offered in 2019.

The prize is awarded for the finest English translation of a full-length Hebrew book of general interest and literary merit. The winning translator will also be invited to read from his work at the Society of Authors’ translation award ceremony.

All applications are welcome for works of both fiction and non-fiction. The original in Hebrew can have been written at any time, but the English translations must have been published between January 2016 and December 2018. (Please see submission form for entry information).

The award, initiated in 1998 to promote recognition of the skills of Hebrew-English translators, is sponsored by the Porjes Trust and administered by the JBC, in association with the Society of Authors and the TLS. It was re-named in honour of Risa Domb, a past of Hebrew Literature at Cambridge University.

Translation Prize 2019 Submission Form