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The Stephen Spender Prize 2016 for poetry in translation
in association with the Guardian

Prizewinners and commended

Read the judges’ comments
Download the 2016 booklet
About the judges

14-and-under prize

Winner

Tomás Sergeant, Desire by Federico García Lorca (Spanish)

Commended

Thomas Delgado-Little, The Crime by Antonio Machado (Spanish)
Jamie Kennedy, The Soldier by Emilio Prados (Spanish)

18-and-under prize

Winners

First: John Tinneny, Persephone by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill (Irish)
Second: George Jones, Catullus 13 (Latin)
Third: Alice Mee, Ballad of the Moon by Federico García Lorca (Spanish)

Commended

Michael O'Connor, Open Windows by Victor Hugo (French)
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Open prize

Winners

First: Lesley Saunders, Poem by Maria Teresa Horta (Portuguese)
Second: Theophilus Kwek, Moving House by Wong Yoon Wah (Chinese)
Third: Mark McGuinness, from Troilus and Criseyde by Chaucer (Middle English)

Commended

Rey Conquer and Izabela Rakar, from The First World War by Thomas Kling (German)
Peter Russell, Breaktime by Günter Grass (German)
Lesley Saunders, The Misses by Yvette K. Centeno (Portuguese)
Graham Sells, Dawn by Giorgio Caproni (Italian)
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