Gerardo de Cremona award 2018 – Category: Individuals from the Southern Shore
Syrian born (Damascus, 1985) and resident in France, he is a translator and PHD from the universities of Bologna and Mulhouse. He has translated into Arabic some of the greatest names in contemporary Italian narrative such as Dario Fo, Elena Ferrante, Italo Svevo or Antonio Tabucci, as well as children’s literature and the Spanish author Carlos Ruiz Zafón.
Gerardo de Cremona award 2018 – Category: Individuals from the Northern Shore
ISABELLA CAMERA D’AFFLITTO
Born in 1948, she is considered the most outstanding figure in the study of Arabic Literature in Italy. Professor of Literature at Sapienza University in Rome, se has a huge academic production on the Arab world. In the field of translation, she has made more than thirty translations into Italian of renowned authors such as Naguib Mahfuz, Ghassan Kannafani, Abdel Rahman Munif or Ibrahim al Koni, among others.
Gerardo de Cremona award 2018 – Category: Institutions from the Northern Shore
ACADEMIA LATINITATI FOVENDAE
Established in 1969, the Latinitati Fovendae Academy is dedicated to the recovery and promotion of Latin as a living language in Europe and the Mediterranean. Along with congresses and academic publications, translation is part of the Academy’s tools to spread Latin into the general public, and they have translated into Latin children and young readers literature, as well as great works of contemporary literature.
Gerardo de Cremona award 2018 – Posthumous award
Egyptian Hispanist (1949-2018), he was professor of Spanish Language and Literature at the University of Al-Azhar (Cairo). Prolific philologist, he published numerous essays and research papers, and translated from Spanish into Arabic theoretical studies on literature, Spanish-Muslim art, Andalusian architecture and Spanish history, as well as Spanish-American literature, including the famous novel by Cortázar, Rayuela .
Gerardo de Cremona award 2017 – Category: Individuals from the Southern Shore
Moroccan (Casablanca, 1970), he is university teacher, translator and interpreter. He teaches linguistics and translation in the Department of Spanish Language and Literature in the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences of Casablanca (Hassan II University). He has translated into Arabic works by Jorge Luis Borges, Mario Benedetti, Juan Rulfo or Augusto Monterroso, among others.
Gerardo de Cremona Award 2017 – Category: Individuals from the Northern Shore
ENRIQUE MONTERO CARTELLE
Born in 1945, professor of Latin Philology in the University of Valladolid, editor and translator of Latin texts and specialist in medieval medical writings from Arab sources, particularly those by Constantine the African. He has translated into Spanish twenty works of Latin texts from the Classical era, the Middle Ages and the Reinassance.
Gerardo de Cremona Award 2017 – Category: Institutions from the Northern Shore
Established in 1944 in Madrid, Gredos publishing house is specialised in publishing texts related to lexicography, philology and Greco-Latin world. Their catalogue comprises more than 400 titles amongst which the collection Biblioteca Clásica stands out, including texts by numerous Latin and Greek authors translated into Spanish.
Gerardo de Cremona Award 2017 – Category: Institutions from the Southern Shore
ESCUELA SUPERIOR DE TRADUCCIÓN REY FAHD DE TÁNGER
Higher education institution founded in 1983 and associated to the Abdelmalek Saadi University (Tetouan). It is the first Moroccan institution dedicated to the training of translators. Since 1992, the school publishes the journal Turjuman and organizes congress about translation in general and history of Morocco and Tangier in particular.
Gerardo de Cremona award 2016 – Category: Individuals from the Southern Shore
KADHIM JIHAD HASSAN
Iraqi (Nasiriya, southern Irak, 1955) living in France since the late 1970’s, Kadhim Jihad Hassan is a poet, professor, literary critic and translator who has spent more than 30 years rendering into Arabic the masterworks of European literature, from Dante to Rimbaud, from Rilke to Juan Goytisolo, José Ángel Valente, Jacques Derrida, etc. He wrote also critical essays on Arabic translations of works of Homer, Shakespeare, Hölderlin, Lorca and Perse.
Gerardo de Cremona Award 2016 – Category: Individuals from the Northern Shore
FRANCESCA MARIA CORRAO
Scholar and translator, Francesca Maria Corrao teaches Arabic Language and Culture at LUISS University in Rome. She has translated into Italian more than a dozen anthologies of classical and contemporary Arabic poetry including poets such as Adonis, Mahmud Darwish or Mohammed Bennis. She has also worked on several editions of medieval texts.
Gerardo de Cremona Award 2016 – Category: Institutions from the Northern Shore
Established in 1983 with the aim of defending the interests and rights of translators of books, ACE has contributed for more than 30 years to improve the social and professional status of translators, to the debate and reflection on translation and to the recognition of the cultural importance of the translator in Spain.
Gerardo de Cremona Award 2016– Category: Institutions from the Southern Shore
This Egyptian Governmental Institution was established in 2006 as a continuation of the National Plan of Translation. During its 10 years of existence, the NCT has translated into Arabic more than 2000 books on a wide variety of topics, such as philosophy, sciences or literature.
Gerardo de Cremona award 2015 – Category: Individuals from the Southern Shore
Syrian of Palestinian origins, since de 1970’s Saleh Almani is dedicated to translation into Arabic of Spanish and Latin American literary Works. He has translated more than 110 novels and poetry books by authors such as Unamuno, Alberti, Lorca, García Márquez, Vargas Llosa, Borges, Isabel Allende, Neruda…
Gerardo de Cremona Award 2015 – Category: Individuals from the Northern Shore
MALIKA EMBAREK LÓPEZ
Legal and literature translator, professor and cultural director, she represents the bridge of dialogue and fusion between both shores of the Mediterranean. She translated into Spanish more than 60 literary works in French and Arabic, with remarkable authors such as Tahar Ben Jelloun, Mohamed Chukri, Sami Naïr, Edmon El Maleh…
Gerardo de Cremona Award 2015 – Category: Institutions from the Northern Shore
NEXT PAGE FOUNDATION
Created in 2001 in Bulgaria to promote cultural rapprochement between the peoples of Eastern Europe and the Southern Shore of the Mediterranean, its main goal is support publishing by promoting the flow of translations between the Arab and Slavic world.
Gerardo de Cremona Award 2015 – Category: Institutions from the Southern Shore
ÉCOLE DE TRADUCTEURS ET D’INTERPRÈTES DE BEYROUTH
Since its establishment in 1980, the Beyrouth School of Translators and Interpreters (Saint-Joseph Univeristy) is a model centre in training and research in Translation and Interpreting. Some of the best interpreters working in international organizations have been trained in this School.