Friday, 8 January 2010

Schlegel-Tieck Prize to Anthea Bell

Anthea Bell has won the Schlegel-Tieck Prize for translation from the German for her rendering of Stefan Zweig's Burning Secret (1913). Runner-up is Michael Hofmann for Fred Wander's The Seventh Well (1971).

Interestingly enough, all the other awards being handed out this coming Monday have gone to translators of contemporary literature.

2 comments:

waggish said...

This is pretty hilarious, given that Hofmann just published an article trashing Zweig in the LRB.

kjd said...

That made me laugh too - and wonder over possible sour grapes. Who knows how the timing for these prizes works?

Still ploughing slowly through that article though.