Samantha Vila

Samantha Vila MATI ’19, a second-year student in Spanish Translation and Interpretation, has won the World Literature Today student translation contest. She will receive an award of $200 and publication of her entry in the online edition of World Literature Today magazine.

Vila’s submission for the contest was a translation of the short story “Herford” by Gunter Silva, a young Peruvian writer. The short story was originally sent to her professor, George Henson, who “decided it was perfect for this competition” and offered it to Vila.

Vila’s translation of Silva’s story is expected to appear in the online edition of World Literature Today sometime in June. The magazine presents essays, poetry, fiction, and book reviews from all over the world and is published bimonthly at the University of Oklahoma, Norman.