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The Stephen Spender Prize 2015 for poetry in translation
in association with the Guardian

Prizewinners and commended

Read the judges’ comments
About the judges

14-and-under prize

Joint winners

Viktoria Mileva, Farewell by Nikola Vaptsarov (Bulgarian)
Euan Ong, In Circulation by Alain Bosquet (French)


Thomas Delgado-Little, The Victims Won't Speak by Carmen Conde (Spanish)
Anissa Felah, The Cicada and the Ant by Jean de La Fontaine (French)
Victoria Fletcher, A Song about the End of the World by Czesław Miłosz (Polish)
Grace Guthrie, Birthday by Sulpicia (Latin)

18-and-under prize


Joint first: Beatrix Crinnion, Allegro by Tomas Tranströmer (Swedish)
Joint first: Anna Leader, Weeds by Jan Wagner (German)
Third: Maud Mullan, A Lament at the Door by Callimachus (Ancient Greek)


Sarah Hudis, Writing in the Sand by Iwan Llwyd (Welsh)
Anna Leader, Hamburg–Berlin by Jan Wagner (German)
Euan McGinty, Strong in the Rain by Miyazawa Kenji (Japanese)
Alexandra Seizani-Dimitriadi, The Monogram by Odysseus Elytis (Greek)
Chloe Taylor, Despair Is Seated on a Bench by Jacques Prévert (French)

Open prize


First: withdrawn
Second: Francisca Gale, Long-Distance Conversation by Anestis Evangelou (Greek)
Third: Martin Bennett, Acherontia Atropos by Guido Gozzano (Italian)


Ken Cockburn, Search by Christine Marendon (German)
Michaela Pschierer-Barnfather, Title Colon Dictation by Michael Schönen (German)
Anne Stokes, Peonies at Pentecost by Monika Rinck (German)
Michael Swan, A Dream about My Mother by Henrik Nordbrandt (Danish)