Not a New Reality Show: Six American University Press Editors Tour Germany

In German Buch News by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka This week Marguerite Avery, Senior Acquisitions Editor, The MIT Press; Jean Black, Executive Editor, Yale University Press; Jennifer Crewe, Associate Director and Editorial Director, Columbia University Press; Christie Henry, Editorial Director, Sciences and Social Sciences, The University of Chicago Press; Alison Kalett, Editor, Biology & Earth Science, Princeton University Press; and John Kulka, Executive Editor-at-Large, Harvard University Press — are all touring Germany …

Win THE WEEKEND by Bernhard Schlink

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg The German Book Office’s November Book of the Month is The Weekend by Bernhard Schlink, author of The Reader. Want to win a FREE copy? Send your name and mailing address to gregg (at) newyork (dot) gbo (dot) org. Every tenth entry will win a free copy, until our supply runs out. (Contest only open to residents …

WIN “Fame” by Daniel Kehlmann

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

The German Book Office’s September Book of the Month is Fame by Daniel Kehlmann. From the press release: “Fame and facelessness, truth and deception, spin their way through all nine episodes of this captivating, wickedly funny, and perpetually surprising novel as paths cross and plots thicken, as characters become real people and real people morph into characters. The result is …

WIN Three Novellas from Melville House – the German Book Office’s Book(s) of the Month!

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

All books have now been given away. Thank you to everyone who entered! For August, the German Book Office is featuring three novellas from Melville House, all translated from the German. All three are part of Melville House’s ‘Art of the Novella’ line. A German classic, Michael Kohlhaas tells the story of a sixteenth-century man who suffers injustice and takes …

Translator Ross Benjamin Honored at SoHo Reception

In German Buch News by Helen Gregg

by Helen Gregg On Thursday, the Goethe-Institut New York and the German Book Office co-hosted a reception for Ross Benjamin, the acclaimed German translator of the recently-released Speak, Nabokov by Michael Maar (Verso Press, 2010). Ross Benjamin is the winner of the 2010 Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize for his translation of Speak, Nabokov. Mr. Benjamin’s previous work has …

Goethe-Institut Officially Opens Spring Street Location

In German Buch News by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg The Goethe-Institut New York officially opened on April 15, with a press conference in the late afternoon to introduce the new space, and to reintroduce the Goethe-Institut’s programs and overall mission. In front of members of the press, Dr. Stephan Wackwitz, director of programming, Brigitte Doellgast, Library Director, Dr. Eva Marquardt, Director of Language Programs, and Gabriele …