Philip Roughton wins the Oxford Weidenfeld Prize for THE HEART OF MAN

      We are thrilled to share the news that Philip Roughton’s translation of The Heart of Man by Jón Kalman Stefánsson is the winner of this year’s Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize, awarded at St Anne’s College, Oxford on Saturday evening. He shares the prize with Paul Vincent and John Iron’s translation of 100 Dutch Poems (Holland Park Press).   The Heart of Man is the third title in Jón Kalman …

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THE HEART OF MAN shortlisted for the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize

      Philip Roughton’s translation of The Heart of Man, by Jón Kalman Stefánsson has been shortlisted for the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize 2016, the first time that the Prize will have been awarded since the sad death of its creator and benefactor, Lord Weidenfeld, earlier this year.   The Heart of Man is a profound exploration of love, life and desire, set against the vast wilderness of the far north, …

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Our Friends In The North

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Backlist Beauty: Heaven and Hell

In a remote part of Iceland, a boy and his friend Barður join a boat to fish for cod. A winter storm surprises them out at sea and Barður who has forgotten his waterproof as he was too absorbed in Paradise Lost, succumbs to the ferocious cold and dies. Appalled by the death and by the fishermen’s callous ability to set about gutting the fatal catch, the boy leaves the …

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