John DuVal is the director of the MFA Program in Translation at the University of Arkansas, our homebase. John is a mentor and good friend to all of us at Passport. He received the Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Award for his translation of Carlo Alberto Salustri's Tales of Trilussa, which he translated from the Romanesco.
Richard Zenith was awarded the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award for Education by Stone, a selection of poems by the Brazilian poet João Cabral de Melo Neto. Zenith's translation of the Portuguese short story "South," by José Luis Peixoto, appeared in our Winter 2005 issue.
The awards ceremony will take place on November 8 in New York at the New School's Theresa Lang Center.