PEN Translates Award: Loretta Collins Klobah and Maria Grau Perejoan


The Sea Needs no Ornament (Peepal Tree Press, 2018) edited and translated from Spanish by Loretta Collins Klobah and Maria Grau Perejoan recently won a PEN Translates Award. This volume includes work by writers from: The Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Virgin Islands.

About the award, English PEN writes:

Books from seventeen countries and ten languages make up the latest round of PEN Translates award winners. These include poetry collections from the Caribbean, Indonesia, The Netherlands and Iran, novels from Sudan, Cape Verde and Syria, and autofiction from Peru.

Books are selected for PEN Translates awards on the basis of outstanding literary quality, strength of the publishing project, and contribution to literary diversity in the UK. The award-winning books are featured on the English PEN World Bookshelf website, in partnership with Foyles.

For full list of winners, see

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