Monday, 5 May 2014

Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize to Shelley Frisch!

I'm so pleased! The Goethe Institut Chicago have announced that my extremely talented friend Shelley Frisch will receive the Wolff Translator's Prize for her rendering of Rainer Stach's Kafka - The Years of Insight. It's the second part of a mammoth biography trilogy, which Shelley has been working on with immense dedication for years.

I've had the pleasure and the honour of working with Shelley at a week-long workshop, where I learned just how good she is at her craft. And I interviewed her a couple of years ago too. Shelley is a great translator who focuses on non-fiction, and I'm delighted she's getting the recognition she deserves. Bravo, my dear!

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