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Congratulations to Peter Cole

The winner of the Porjes Prize is Peter Cole, for The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain 950–1492 . . . Gabriel Josipovici hailed Cole’s work as a “treasure trove, a labour of love and exceptional erudition, which will open up . . . a world of poetry and culture as rich as anything in human civilization”.  [And more translation prize news via The Sunday Times]

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