New College Professor Recommended for Literature Translation Grant
Amy Baram Reid, a professor of French language and literature at New College of Florida, was recently recommended for a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Translation Fellowship. She is one of 23 recommended fellows nationwide for 2017. Her $12,500 grant will support the translation of the 2013 novel When the Plums Are Ripe (La Saison des prunes) by the Cameroonian novelist Patrice Nganang. When the Plums Are Ripe is the second volume of a trilogy about the sources of Cameroonian nationalism, focusing on the period from 1940-1944 and interweaving history with fiction. Reid’s translation of the first volume of the trilogy, Mount Pleasant, was published in April 2016 by Farrar, Strauss and Giroux.