The Janus Pannonius Poetry Prize Foundation has awarded Clive Wilmer a prize in recognition of his 'outstanding contribution to the translation of modern Hungarian poetry into English.'
Clive's work in this field has been done in collaboration with George Gömöri, formerly Senior Lecturer in Polish and Hungarian at Cambridge and Emeritus Fellow of Darwin College. They have worked together for nearly 50 years and produced eight books, as well as a great many individual poems variously published and anthologised.
Clive was presented with the prize for 'Lifetime Achievement in Translation from Hungarian into Another Language' in a ceremony in Budapest on 15 September. His is one of two annual translation prizes that are subsidiaries of the prestigious Janus Pannonius Grand Prize for Poetry, which was established by the Hungarian PEN Club, an affiliate of International PEN, in 2012. The prize is named in honour of the Hungarian neo-Latin poet and Bishop of Pécs Janus Pannonius (1434-1472).
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