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The 2011 judges

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Susan Bassnett is a writer and Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick. She has written widely on translation and comparative literature. Recent books include Exchanging Lives (a collection of her poems and translations), The Translator as Writer and a study of the poetry of Ted Hughes. A collection of essays, Reflections on Translation, is due in 2011.
Edith Hall Edith Hall is a Research Professor at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her books include The Return of Ulysses: A Cultural History of Homer’s Odyssey (2008) and Greek Tragedy: Suffering under the Sun (2010). She has written extensively on modern translations of classical poetry and classical themes in modern poetry.
Patrick McGuinness has written two collections of poems, The Canals of Mars (2004) and Jilted City (2010); his translation of Mallarmé’s For Anatole’s Tomb appeared in 2003. Author of a novel, The Last Hundred Days, and of several academic books on French literature and modern poetry, he is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Oxford University and a fellow of St Anne’s College.
George Szirtes is a poet and translator from Hungarian. His fourteen books of poetry include Reel (2004), New and Collected Poems (2008) and The Burning of Books and Other Poems (2009). He was awarded the T S Eliot Prize in 2004. His translations of fiction and poetry, which have won various prizes and awards, include several novels by Sándor Márai and volumes of selected poems by Zsuzsa Rakovszky, Ottó Orbán and Ágnes Nemes Nagy.
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