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The Atlas is proud to be partnering with the Hay Festival's Beirut39 contest, celebrating Beirut's year as UNESCO World Book Capital, to find the hottest authors under 40 of Arabic origin. Nominations are open until August 24th, 2009.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Win a Sontag!

Not the fabulous wave of grey hair so distinctive that Saturday Night Live had a special "Sontag" wig just so (you canbuy your own clip-in "feminist hair wear" from Art Metropole), but the Susan Sontag Prize for Translation of $5000 (US). The 2009 competition has been announced, and excerpts from the 2008 winners are available on the website. It's open to anyone under the age of thirty, for a Spanish to English translation of their choosing.

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