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Professor Emeritus Steven D. Carter receives Lindsley and Masao Miyoshi prize

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Professor Emeritus Steven D. Carter received the Lindsley and Masao Miyoshi prize for lifetime achievement as a translator of classical Japanese poetry and prose. 

The Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture at Columbia University annually awards up to $6,000 in Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prizes for the Translation of Japanese Literature. A prize is given for the best translation of a modern work or a classical work, or the prize is divided between equally distinguished translations. 

The Keene Center also occasionally awards Lindsley and Masao Miyoshi Translation Prizes and Grants of varying amounts, and divided between equally distinguished translations. These include: prizes up to $6000 given to outstanding translations by non-citizens or non-permanent-residents of the United States; prizes for translations of particular scholarly merit or significance; grants to promising translations-in-progress; subventions for forthcoming publication of especially deserving translations; and, in rare cases, lifetime achievement awards for translators with particularly distinguished careers.

Learn more about the prize here: https://www.keenecenter.org/translation_prize.html