Timothy Adès

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Timothy Adès
Born1941 (1941)
Esher, England
Occupationtranslator, author
NationalityBritish
Alma mater Balliol College, Oxford
INSEAD, Fontainebleau
Notable awards Premio Valle-Inclán
2001 Homer in Cuernavaca by Alfonso Reyes
Spouse
(m. 1966)
ChildrenThree, including Thomas Adès
Website
timothyades.com

Timothy Adès (born 1941) is an English poet and translator. [1]

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Biography

Adès was born in Esher, Surrey. He is of Syrian Jewish origin. [2]

He was educated as a King's Scholar at Eton College, where he won the Newcastle Scholarship in 1959, at Balliol College, Oxford and at INSEAD, Fontainebleau. [3] He has studied both classics and business. In 1963, during his time at Balliol, he was part of the team that reached the final of the first series of University Challenge , losing to Leicester University. [4] As a translator, he works mainly with French, German and Spanish rhymed poems, translating them into English.

His wife is the art historian Professor Dawn Adès, CBE, FBA. Composer Thomas Adès is one of their three sons. [5]

Career

He is a past winner of the John Dryden Prize [6] with Victor Hugo's Moscow, Waterloo, St Helena and the TLS Premio Valle-Inclán Prize [7] with Homer in Cuernavaca by Alfonso Reyes, among other awards.

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References

  1. Arc Publications Profile
  2. "Superstar of Biblical Proportions: Thomas Adès". Jewish Quarterly. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2021.
  3. Timothy Ades – About
  4. "University Challenge, 1962-3".
  5. Who's Who entry for Thomas Adès
  6. John Dryden Prize
  7. Valle-Inclán Past Winners