Susanna Roth Award

The Susanna Roth Award is an annual competition for beginner translators up to 40 years of age, whose task is to translate a piece of contemporary Czech prose. Contestants must be citizens or permanent residents in one of the participating countries below the age of 40 and cannot have published a book translation in the language of the given country. The prize is a stay in the Czech Republic, which includes attending the annual Bohemistics Seminar and a translation workshop. The award, organised by the Literary Section of the Arts and Theatre Institute and Czech Centres, is named after renowned Swiss bohemist and translator, Susanna Roth (1950–1997), who contributed significantly to the promotion of contemporary Czech literature abroad.