Monday, 19 March 2012

Thornton Wilder Prize for Translation to Michael Hofmann

The American Academy of Arts and Letters has announced various awards, including "$20,000 to a practitioner, scholar, or patron who has made a significant contribution to the art of literary translation." And the Thornton Wilder Prize for Translation goes to... Michael Hofmann, who has translated shedloads of books from German. This is his tenth translation award but not quite the richest - he won the famously generous International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 1998 for his translation of Herta Müller's Land of Green Plums. Congratulations!


english german translator said...

A prize awarded to Michael Hofmann on his contribution to literary books.

german translator adelaide said...

I'm very interested in any other languages people would be willing to help with.