Duncan Lien Wins German Translation Prize

Duncan Lien, a Ph.D. candidate at Penn State University has won the $2,500 Gutekunst Prize of the Friends of Goethe New York, a prize that supports the work of German translators under the age of 35. Lien beat out 33 other entries in their efforts to faithfully translate a 15-page excerpt of Dilek Güngör’s novel Ich bin Özlem (I am Özlem) from German into English. The judges praised Lien's translation for its "inventiveness and sprezzatura.” 

Lien will take part in an online event, "Translating Cultural Identity” on June 13th at 3 p.m. EDT. Translators Alta L. Price and Tess Lewis join Lien for a discussion about the role of translation in articulating questions of cultural exchange and identity. Click here to register.

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