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Book awards: Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize

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The Magic Mountain by Thomas MannJohn E. Woods, 1996
Nobodaddy's Children: Scenes from the Life of a Faun, Brand's Heath, Dark Mirrors by Arno SchmidtJohn E. Woods, 1996
Jacob the Liar by Jurek BeckerLeila Vennewitz, 1997
Heroes Like Us by Thomas BrussigJohn Brownjohn, 1998
The Karnau Tapes by Marcel BeyerJohn Brownjohn, 1998
Penthesilea by Heinrich von KleistJoel Agee, 1999
Rebellion: A Novel by Joseph RothMichael Hofmann, 2000
Too far afield by Günter GrassKrishna Winston, 2001
Austerlitz by W. G. SebaldAnthea Bell, 2002
Summerhouse, Later: Stories by Judith HermannMargot Bettauer Dembo, 2003
Morenga by Uwe TimmBreon Mitchell, 2004
Death in Venice by Thomas MannMichael Henry Heim, 2005
The Old Child by Jenny ErpenbeckSusan Bernofsky, 2006
Der Vogel ist ein Rabe by Benjamin LebertPeter Constantine, 2007
Kindheit : Fragment einer Autobiographie by Moses RosenkranzDavid Dollenmayer, 2008
The Executor: A Comedy of Letters by Michael KrügerJohn Hargraves, 2009
Speak, Nabokov by Michael MaarRoss Benjamin , 2010
The Distant Sound by Gert JonkeJean M. Snook, 2011
Isle of the Dead by Gerhard MeierBurton Pike, 2012
An Ermine in Czernopol (New York Review Books Classics) by Gregor von RezzoriPhilip Boehm, 2013
Kafka: The Years of Insight by Reiner Stachnot in English Common KnowledgeShelley Frisch, 2014
Flametti, or The Dandyism of the Poor by Hugo Ballnot in English Common KnowledgeCatherine Schelbert, 2015
Imperium by Christian Krachtnot in English Common KnowledgeDaniel Bowles, 2016
A Whole Life by Robert Seethalernot in English Common KnowledgeCharlotte Collins, 2017
Old Rendering Plant by Wolfgang Hilbignot in English Common KnowledgeIsabel Fargo Cole, 2018

Award description

The annual Helen and Kurt Wolff Tanslator's Prize is awarded each spring to honor an outstanding literary translation from German into English published in the USA the previous year. The translator of the winning translation will receive US-$ 10,000.00 and a one-month stay at the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin (LCB). The prize was established in 1996 and is administered by the Goethe-Institut Chicago. It is funded by the German government.


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