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Antonia Lloyd-Jones

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Antonia Lloyd-Jones (born 1962) is a prize-winning literary translator, working from Polish to English.

Life and career[edit]

Antonia Lloyd-Jones translates both fiction and non-fiction, including reportage, literary biographies and essays. She read for a BA in Russian and Ancient Greek at the University of Oxford [1] and then went on to study Polish independently. She edited a Polish-language magazine put out by the Foreign Office before she started translating literature in 1988.[2] She also translates poetry and books for children, including illustrated books, novels and verse. She takes part in translation conferences, public readings, and literary festivals. She has been a mentor for the British Centre for Literary Translation's mentorship programme annually since 2012.[3] She is currently Co-Chair of the Translators’ Association of the Society of Authors.[4] She was a judge of the 2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.[5]

Awards[edit]

  • The 2013 Found in Translation Award for her seven translations of 2012[6]
  • The 2009 Found in Translation Award for her translation of Pawel Huelle's The Last Supper[7]

Translations[edit]

Fiction and poetry[edit]

  • Tadeusz Dąbrowski, Black Square, poetry (Zephyr Press, 2011)
  • Jacek Dehnel, Saturn (Dedalus Press, 2012)
  • Pawel Huelle, Who Was David Weiser? (Bloomsbury, 1991) - shortlisted for the 1992 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize
  • Pawel Huelle, Moving House and Other Stories (Bloomsbury, 1994)
  • Pawel Huelle, Mercedes-Benz : from Letters to Hrabal (Serpents Tail, 2005) - shortlisted for the 2006 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize[8]
  • Pawel Huelle, Castorp (Serpents Tail, 2007) - shortlisted for the 2008 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize
  • Pawel Huelle, The Last Supper (Serpents Tail, 2008)
  • Pawel Huelle, Cold Sea Stories (Comma Press, 2012) - longlisted for the 2013 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize
  • Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz, The Birch Grove and Other Stories (Central European University Press, 2002)
  • Janusz Korczak, Kaytek the Wizard (Urim Publications/Penlight Press, 2012)
  • Zygmunt Miłoszewski, Entanglement (Bitter Lemon Press, 2010)
  • Zygmunt Miłoszewski, A Grain of Truth (Bitter Lemon Press, 2012)
  • Olga Tokarczuk, House of Day, House of Night (Granta, 2002)
  • Olga Tokarczuk, Primeval and Other Times (Twisted Spoon, 2010)

Non-fiction (reportage, biography and essays)[edit]

  • Artur Domosławski, Ryszard Kapuściński, A Life (Verso Books, 2012)
  • Jacek Hugo-Bader, Kolyma Diaries: A Journey into Russia’s Haunted Hinterland (Portobello Books, 2014)
  • Jacek Hugo-Bader, White Fever: A Journey to the Frozen Heart of Siberia (Counterpoint, 2012)
    Wojciech Jagielski, The Night Wanderers: Uganda's children and the Lord's Resistance Army (Seven Stories & Old Street Publishing, 2012)
  • Ryszard Kapusciński, The Other (Verso, 2008)
  • Tomasz Kizny, Gulag (Firefly Books, 2004)
  • Joanna Olczak-Ronikier, In the Garden of Memory (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004 & 2005) - shortlisted for the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Award
  • Witold Szabłowski, The Assassin from Apricot City, (Stork Press, 2013)
  • Andrzej Szczeklik, Catharsis – On the Art of Medicine (Chicago University Press, 2005 & 2007)
  • Andrzej Szczeklik, Kore: On Sickness, the Sick and the Search for the Soul of Medicine (Counterpoint Press, 2012)
  • Mariusz Szczygieł, Gottland : mostly true stories from half of Czechoslovakia (Melville House, 2014)
  • Wojciech Tochman, Like Eating a Stone: Surviving the Past in Bosnia (Atlas & Co, 2008)

External links[edit]

Official website http://storkpress.co.uk/translators/antonia-lloyd-jones/

Profile on WorldCat[9]
Profile on Words Without Borders[10]
Profile at the Polish Cultural Institute[11]
Interview with English PEN[12]

References[edit]

  1. https://uk.linkedin.com/pub/antonia-lloyd-jones/a/a25/287
  2. http://www.englishpen.org/translation/a-word-from-the-translator-antonia-lloyd-jones/
  3. "British Centre for Literary Translation". Bcltuea.tmblr.com. Retrieved 2015-04-29.
  4. "TA Committee". Societyofauthors.org. Retrieved 2015-04-29.
  5. Haruki Murakami. "Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2015". Booktrust.org. Retrieved 2015-04-29.
  6. "Three Percent: Antonia Lloyd-Jones Wins Again". Rochester.edu. Retrieved 2015-04-29.
  7. "Home - Polish Cultural Institute". Polishculture-nyc.org. Retrieved 2015-04-29.
  8. "Shortlist Announced for Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2006". literarytranslation.com. Archived from the original on 20 July 2009.
  9. "Lloyd-Jones, Antonia". Worldcat.org. Retrieved 2015-04-29.
  10. "Antonia Lloyd-Jones". Wordswithoutborders. Retrieved 2015-04-29.
  11. "Search - Polish Cultural Institute". Polishculture-nyc.org. Retrieved 2015-04-29.
  12. "'Surreal Siberian Odyssey' - a word from the translator with Antonia Lloyd-Jones - English PEN". Englishpen.org. Retrieved 2015-04-29.


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