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.


David Auerbach 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.