Swedish Academy award to David McDuff

SELTA member David McDuff has been awarded the Swedish Academy’s Interpretation Prize for 2021.

Since 1965 the Interpretation Prize has been awarded for “valuable interpretation of Swedish poetry into foreign languages”. In making the award, the Swedish Academy highlighted David’s translations of the collected poetry of Edith Södergran and Karin Boye and his great commitment to introducing Finland-Swedish poetry to an English-speaking readership.

David’s SELTA profile page is here.

See here for a list of previous winners of the award.