The Bernard Shaw Prize is a triennial award of £2,000 for translations into English of full length Swedish language works of literary merit and general interest.
Named after the author and dramatist, whose Nobel Prize went towards a foundation for ‘the promotion and diffusion of knowledge and appreciation of the literature and art of Sweden in the British Islands’, the prize was established in 1991 and is generously sponsored by the Anglo-Swedish Literary Foundation and the Embassy of Sweden in London.
The winner of the 2015 prize (presented in 2016) was Thomas Teal for his translation of The Listener by Tove Jansson (Sort of Books).
Sarah Death was commended for her translation of A Brief Stop on the Road From Auschwitz by Goran Rosenberg (Granta).
The 2018 Bernard Shaw prize, presented in 2019, is for translations published between 2015 and 2017.