Award Ceremony for the ‘Benno Geiger’ Poetry Translation Prize

Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venezia
plus NOV, 03 2023

On 3 November 2023, the tenth ‘Benno Geiger’ Poetry Translation Prize will be awarded at a special ceremony open to the public.
The Prize, which is awarded annually, is named after Benno Geiger (1882–1965), an Austrian writer, poet and art critic, author of valuable German translations of several classics of Italian poetry, whose extremely rich literary and artistic correspondence with Italian and European correspondents
of the early twentieth century is part of the literary fonds housed at San Giorgio.
The jury is composed of writers, critics, university lecturers and translation experts: Franco Buffoni, Alessandro Niero, Pietro Taravacci, Snežana Milinković and Elena Agazzi. Francesco Zambon chairs the jury.
At the opening of the award ceremony, one of the members of the Jury will give a talk on a theme concerning poetic translation.
The jury will award the winner a prize of €4,000 and will confer a second prize of €1,000 for a young translator or a first work. Finally, a residential scholarship will be awarded, linked to the Prize
itself and aimed at research into the Geiger Fond and other literary collections held at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, which will include free accommodation at the Residence for three consecutive months and a sum of €3,100.