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The Stephen Spender Prize 2017 for poetry in translation
in association with the Guardian

Prizewinners and commended

Read the judges’ comments
About the judges

14-and-under prize


Katherine Linaker, This is the Way by BL Pasternak (Russian)


Hannnah Gillot, The Anxious Lotus Flower (German)
2017_14_commend_HG Natasha Symes, by Jacques Prévert (French)
Warsan Zubeir Masabo, You will get Wealth from the Farm Traditional (Swahili)

18-and-under prize


First: Ambah Brondum-Christensen, Per Diem by Daphne Pratt (Krio)
Second: Euan McGreevy, Architectural Pride by Sergio C Fanjul (Spanish)
Third: Marina Kisluik, A Mistake by Marina Tsvetaeva (Russian)


Isobel Sanders, Elegy 3.8 by Propertius (Latin)

Open prize


First: Gabi Reigh, by Marin Sorescu (Romanian)
Second: Andrew Fentham, Balaton Accident by András Gerevich (Hungarian)
Third: Antoinette Fawcett, from Wind-still by Leo Vroman (Dutch)

Highly commended

Deirdre McMahon, from Beneath The World A Storehouse Of Stars by Marica Bodrožić (German)


Stewart Sanderson, from Charm To Quiet A Crying Baby Anonymous, (Akkadian)
Kevin Maynard, by Liu Kezhuang (Chinese)
Antoinette Fawcett, Journey into the Known by Han van der Vegt (Dutch)