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Anita Gopalan awarded 2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants

Translator and artist Anita Gopalan on 25 July 2016 was awarded the 2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants for her English translation of Hindi novel Simsim by Geet Chaturvedi.
•    Gopalan is the second Indian translator to be selected for the grant.
•    Anita Gopalan is a translator and artist.
•    She graduated in Computer Science and Mathematics from BITS Pilani.
•    She worked in Banking Technology sector for over 14 years in India, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the Middle East.
•    She has translated prose and poetry by contemporary Hindi author Geet Chaturvedi.
•    The PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants were established in 2003 by PEN American Center.
•    It was established following a gift of 730000 US dollar by Michael Henry Heim, a noted literary translator.
•    Previously known as the PEN Translation Fund Grants, the awards were renamed in honour of Heim.
•    The Grants' purpose is to promote the publication and reception of translated world literature in English.
•    Grants are awarded each year to a select number of literary translators based on quality of translation as well as the originality and importance of the original work.
 

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