Daniel Hahn

Daniel Hahn is a writer, translator and editor. His translation of The Book of Chameleons by José Eduardo Agalusa won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2007. His translation of A General Theory of Oblivion, also by José Eduardo Agalusa, won the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award. His other translations include Pele’s autobiography and work by novelists José Luís Peixoto, Philippe Claudel, María Dueñas, José Saramago, Eduardo Halfon and others.In 2017, Daniel Hahn donated half his winnings from the International Dublin Literary Award to help establish a new prize for debut literary translation – the TA First Translation Prize, administered by the Society of Authors in the UK. Daniel Hahn was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to literature.He won the 2023 Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature.
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