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Mundus Artium’s Inaugural Babel Prize for Literary Translation Awarded to Albania’s Eqerem Gaxholli

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Bronx, NY, December 25, 2021 –(PR.com)– Mundus Artium press and journal announce the award of the first annual Babel Prize for literary translation to Albania’s Eqerem Gaxholli, renowned for his nuanced renderings of works on French and European history in his native language.

A career diplomat who lived in France for many years in the course of his government service, Gaxholli has produced multiple major volumes of translation that draw on his longtime ties with French language and culture, as well as his outstanding sense of style and clarity in Albanian. He is considered the best literary translator working from French into Albanian, and his achievements rank him among the top literary translators in any language.

Mundus Artium’s prize committee, with guidance from France-based advisors, unanimously selected Gaxholli for the honor.

In choosing his direction in literary translation, Gaxholli has demonstrated a concern with themes…

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