Daniel Hahn

Daniel Hahn is the author of a number of works of non-fiction, including the history book The Tower Menagerie. He is the editor of The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (2nd ed.) and one of the editors of The Ultimate Book Guide, a series of reading guides for children and teenagers - the first volume of which won the Blue Peter Book Award. His translation of The Book of Chameleons by José Eduardo Agualusa won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2007. He has also translated the work of José Luís Peixoto, Philippe Claudel, María Dueñas, José Saramago, Eduardo Halfon, Gonçalo M. Tavares and others. A former chair of the Translators Association, he is currently national programme director of the British Centre for Literary Translation. In 2017 Hahn won the International Dublin Literary Award for his translation of José Eduardo Agualusa's A General Theory of Oblivion and used half of the prize money to start a new prize for debut translators, the Translators Association First Translation Prize, which will be awarded for the first time in February 2018.

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