William Martin, an advanced graduate student in Comparative Literature, received a $20,000 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship for Translation.
The award, one of only 14 the NEA has presented this year for translation, will support Martin’s translation of Polish author Karol Irzykowski’s novel, Pauba.
Though Irzykowski is one of Poland’s most important authors and cultural critics, none of his books have been translated into English.
An editor at the Chicago Review, Martin’s translations from Polish and German have appeared in numerous literary and scholarly journals.
Philip Gossett, the Robert W. Reneker Distinguished Service Professor in Music and the College, was elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. Gossett and famed composer Stephen Reich were the only Americans elected this year to the academy.
King Gustav III founded the Royal Swedish Academy in 1771.