Four Shortlisted for German Translation Prize

The shortlist of the 2020 Helen & Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize has been announced by the Goethe-Institut of New York. The shorlisted translators for the $10,000 prize, which is given for books translated from German, are: Joel Agee for Robert Musil's Agathe, or the Forgotten Sister (New York Review of Books); Philip Boehm for two translations: Arthur Koestler's Darkness at Noon (Scribner) and Christine Wunnicke's The Fox and Dr. Shimamura (New Directions); David Dollenmayer for Martin Walser's A Man in Love (Arcade); and Elizabeth Janik for Marie-Janine Calic's The Great Cauldron: A History of Southeastern Europe (Harvard University Press). The winner will be announced May 1.

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