Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Adelbert von Chamisso Prize to Terezia Mora

This year's Chamisso Prize (for writers from ethnic minorities, see here and here and here for past rants, with more to come in the near future) goes to Terezia Mora.

I more than congratulate her on the €15,000 prize money, but not perhaps on the patronising honour of being singled out as "good for a foreigner". Having seen her in action though, I expect she may have a thing or two to say about the whole matter.

You can read a sample from her excellent novel Der einzige Mann auf dem Kontinent on her publisher's website (trans. Zaia Alexander). Michael Henry Heim's translation of Day In Day Out is fantastic stuff too.

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