Tarabya Translation Prize for Ingrid Iren and Ahmet Cemal

06.10.2010 - Press release

Tarabya Translation Prize for Ingrid Iren and Ahmet Cemal

On 3 November 2010, Minister of State Cornelia Pieper and Turkey’s Culture Minister Ertuğrul Günay, in cooperation with the Robert Bosch Foundation, the S. Fischer Foundation and the Goethe-Institut, will award the Tarabya Translation Prize.

This year, the Translation Prize sponsored by Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle and his Turkish colleague goes to Ingrid Iren and Ahmet Cemal. They are both being honoured for their entire bodies of works as translators. Dr Michael Heß and Cemal Ener will also receive awards.

The Tarabya Translation Prize will be presented for the first time on 3 November 2010 in the historical summer residence of the German Ambassador in Istanbul’s Tarabya district.

The Prize is a joint German-Turkish project under the auspices of the Ernst Reuter Initiative for Intercultural Dialogue and Understanding. The aim is to foster cultural exchange between Germany and Turkey and to highlight the role played by literary translators as cultural bridge-builders.

More information on the Tarabya Translation Prize is available here:


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