La prima fază a concursului New Voices 2015 al PEN International, tinara concurenta romanca Ana Dontsu a fost selectata pe lista lunga de 6 nume, intr-o companie foarte buna de reprezentanti ai unor PEN-uri puternice. Proza Anei Dontsu, “Varshava” a fost tradusa in engleza de Madalina Manucu si James Christian Brown.
‘The New Voices Award proves that secretly, deftly, in spite of everything, we continue to survive as a word-making species. The stories and poems received from all over the world are proof of the extraordinary resilience of the literary imagination.’
Alberto Manguel, 2014 New Voices judge
JUDGES: Zakariya Amataya, Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel, Edwige-Renée Dro, Drago Jančar, Yann Martel, Olga Tokarczuk
‘Likkewaan’ by Carien Smith (PEN Afrikaans)
‘Under the Jacaranda Tree’ by Nozizwe Dube (PEN Flanders)
‘Nichts kurz vor der Rue Saint-Blaise’ by Lea Sauer (German PEN)
‘Ailleurs’ by Sophie Prévost (PEN Québec)
‘Varshava’ by Ana Dontsu (PEN Romania)
‘Moon Dog’ by Rebecca F John (Wales PEN Cymru)
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