David Hinton

Phil Dera

David Hinton has published numerous books of poetry and essays, and many translations of classical Chinese poetry and philosophy. These translations have earned wide acclaim as contemporary texts that convey the literary texture and philosophical density of the originals. Hinton’s translation work has earned fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has received two major awards given for poetry translation in the United States: the Landon Translation Award and the PEN Translation Prize. The first translator in over a century to translate the five seminal masterworks of Chinese philosophy—I Ching, Tao Te Ching, Chuang Tzu, Analects, and Mencius—Hinton received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.


Awards and Honors

Harold Morton Landon Translation Award, Academy of American Poets

PEN Translation Prize

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowship

National Endowment for the Humanities Translation Fellowship