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For Fans of Prizes, German Literature

I know Michael Orthofer always rants about the lack of transparency in what titles have been submitted for particular awards. (I believe the Man Booker is his big target.) Well, the good people at the Goethe Institut directly go against that trend, posting all of the titles submitted for the 2011 Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize.

It’s similar to our Translation Database but includes nonfiction, retranslations, etc.

Interesting list of titles . . . Can’t even begin to predict who will win. (Rooting for Kenneth Northcutt—his translation of Andreas Maier’s Klausen is incredible.)



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