Corrao wins Gerardo da Cremona prize for translation

At the Anna Lindh Forum. 'No dialogue without good translations'

26 October, 15:06

    (ANSAmed) - MALTA, OCTOBER 24 - Francesca Maria Corrao, a teacher of Arab language and culture at LUISS University in Rome, on Monday was awarded the Gerardo da Cremona prize for translation at the Anna Lindh Foundation's MedForum 2016.

    The basic principle of the prize, named after the 12th-century Italian translator of scientific books from Arabic to Latin, is that dialogue and mutual understanding can't be guaranteed without good translation.

    The prize was also given to Anwar Moghith, president of Egypt's National Centre for Translation; Kadhim Jihad Hassan, a writer born in Iraq and based in France; and Carlos Fortea, president of the Association of French Translators.

    As he received his award, Moghith emphasised that there are few books from the south translated for the north, while in the south the voice of the Western media is weighs heavy. He said a good translation ensures a more realistic representation and avoids ambiguity.(ANSAmed).

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