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The 2023 Armory Square Prize for South Asian Literature in Translation

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The Armory Square Prize for South Asian Literature in Translation was created to inspire new directions for translators into English from one of the most diverse, historically complex, and culturally vibrant regions of the world. Sponsored by Armory Square Ventures, the groundbreaking prize awards a talented translator of South Asian literature into English with the publication of their outstanding manuscript. The winner of the 2023 prize is Musharraf Ali Farooqi for his translation from Urdu of Siddique Alam’s The Kettledrum and Other Stories, which will be published by Open Letter Books.

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