The 2018 Festival Neue Literatur just opened in New York City with German- and English-language writers and readers are coming together to debate this year’s theme of outsiders and insiders.
The 2018 German-Language Festival Neue Literatur Focus: ‘Insider | Outsider’
‘Borders physical, ideological and aesthetic, and who is permitted to cross them’ are at issue in this year’s three-day festival of events, March 23 through 25, in German-language literature in New York.
Garth Greenwell at Festival Neue Literatur: ‘This Peculiar Moral Darkness’
At the Festival Neue Literatur, author Garth Greenwell calls on writers and publishers to use their art to resist ‘moral darkness’ of today’s politics.
Festival Neue Literatur This Week Explores Writings ‘Queer as Volk’
Festival Neue Literatur explores ‘how gay and queer identity changes as we move further towards equal rights’ and more, says curator Peter Blackstock.
Burton Pike on the ‘Rhythm’ of Translation
In his acceptance speech for the Friedrich Ulfers Prize, translator Burton Pike explains why understanding a book’s the rhythm makes for a better translation.
Shelley Frisch Reflects on Translator Burton Pike as Teacher, Mentor and Colleague
German-to-English translator Shelley Frisch delivered the following laudation for fellow translator Burton Pike, calling him a ‘generous’ colleague.
Monique Truong: Why German Literature Is ‘Seriously Funny’
Festival Neue Literatur chairperson and author Monique Truong explains why this year’s festival theme, Seriously Funny, is actually the perfect fit for German literature.
The Importance of Translation Ahead of 2016 Festival Neue Literatur
The events of the 2016 Festival Neue Literatur have been announced, and translator Burton Pike kicks off the conversation on the evolution of translation.
2016 Friedrich Ulfers Prize to Translator Burton Pike
Translator Burton Pike will receive the 2016 Friedrich Ulfers Prize, awarded to those who have championed German-language literature in the United States.
Carol Brown Janeway, Editor and Translator, Dies at 71
Legendary editor and translator, Carol Brown Janeway, died on August 3, 2015. Her dedication to literature in translation left behind a strong legacy.
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