Peden Receives American Translators Association Lewis Galantière Award

ALEXANDRIA, VA (January 18, 2011)   Margaret Sayers Peden is the recipient of the American Translators Association 2010 Lewis Galantière Award for her translation from Spanish of Fernando de Rojas’s Celestina.

Peden is a professor emerita of Spanish at the University of Missouri, where she earned her AB, MA, and Ph.D. She has translated major works by Isabel Allende, Carlos Fuentes, Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz, and others.

The Lewis Galantière Award is bestowed biennially in even-numbered years for a distinguished book-length literary translation from any language, except German, into English. This award honors distinguished ATA founding member Lewis Galantière.

Founded in 1959, the American Translators Association’s primary goals include fostering and supporting the professional development of translators and interpreters and promoting the translation and interpreting professions. ATA, based in Alexandria, Virginia, currently has more than 11,000 members worldwide. For more information on ATA, please visit


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