Jamey Gambrell To Receive the Thornton Wilder Prize for Translation

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Jamey Gambrell, former Harriman Vistiting Scholar, Adjunct Professor in Russian Translation, and Columbia Slavic M.A., has been awarded the Thornton Wilder Prize for Translation by the Academy of Arts and Letters. The prize of $20,000  is awarded to a practitioner, scholar, or patron who has made a significant contribution to the art of literary translation. Gambrell, one of the leading translators from Russian, is particularly known for her translations of Russian novelist Vladimir Sorokin. Her translation of The Blizzard was shortlisted for the PEN Tranlslation Prize in 2016. More recently she translated the supertitles for the Brodsky/Baryshnikov performance.