Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Friedrich Ulfers Prize to Carol Brown Janeway

As the German Book Office has announced, the first ever Friedrich Ulfers Prize is to be awarded to translator and editor Carol Brown Janeway. The award "was created to award outstanding individuals who have championed the advancement of German-language literature in the United States." 

Ms. Janeway gets $5,000 and a sparkly trophy, handed over by Daniel Kehlmann, who she introduced to American readers in her translation. Other authors she's translated include Bernhard Schlink, Ferdinand von Schirach, Elke Schmitter, Benjamin Lebert and Thomas Bernhard. Congratulations!

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