The jury appointed by the Committee for the area of literary translation of the Literary Fund evaluated year-long production in the area of literary translation in 2016. Based on its proposal, translated literary works of a high artistic value were short-listed and the Committee awarded Ján Hollý’s prize and book gifts of the Literary Fund for literary translation. Individual editorial activities were appreciated, too.
On this occasion a festive prize giving took place on May 23, 2017 in Zichy’s Palace in Bratislava. The Pectus publishing house gained appreciation of the Literary Fund for an important editorial activity in 2016, notably for publishing the work “Night Singing of the Sardine in a Tin”.