Saturday, 2 February 2013

Schlegel-Tieck Prize to Vincent Kling

As the TLS has announced, this year's Schlegel-Tieck Prize for translation from German goes to Vincent Kling for his rendering of Why the Child Is Cooking in the Polenta by the Romanian-Swiss writer Aglaja Veteranyi. Kling is a professor of German and comparative literature and has translated the Austrian authors Gerd Jonke and Heimito von Doderer to great acclaim, among others. He gets £3,000 - congratulations!

I'm also very pleased that Ross Benjamin has been commended for Thomas Pletzinger's Funeral for a Dog. By the way, Ross has a great interview up at Words Without Borders right now.

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