I won the 2011 QUILL Translation Award given by Queens Council on the Arts. The award was given at a literature reading featuring writers, poets and translators. It was the first time I had to talk in public after being introduced as a translator, thank goodness it was only a few sentences. I met some like-minded attendees who work in translation or volunteer for organizations that promote the arts, a very inspiring bunch of people.
The book I proposed to translate is not as long as my last project and has to be completed by next summer. Hope to get it done long before then!