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The 2013 judges

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Susan Bassnett has written widely on translation and comparative literature and is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick. Recent books include Exchanging Lives (a collection of her poems and translations), The Translator as Writer, a study of the poetry of Ted Hughes and a collection of essays, Reflections on Translation. A fourth edition of Translation Studies is due in 2013.
Edith Hall is a Professor of Classics at King's College 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. His novel, The Last Hundred Days, was longlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award. 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 Hungary. His fourteen books of poetry include Reel (2004), New and Collected Poems (2008) and Bad Machine (2013). 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 László Krasznahorkai, and selected poems by Zsuzsa Rakovszky, Ottó Orbán and Ágnes Nemes Nagy.
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