For her work translating and publishing a distinguished list of German-language authors in the USA, Knopf executive Carol Brown Janeway has received the 2013 Friedrich Ulfers Prize.
Kurt Beals is the winner of the German Book Office’s first-ever translation prize, aimed at recognizing young, up-and-coming translators from German to English.
A new translation competition offers aspiring translators the opportunity to be recognized for their talent and to network with American editors and other translators.
The Festival Neue Literatur, taking place in New York City, February 10-12, features German-speaking authors and reflects the changing face of Europe.
Syria’s Rafik Shami is one of the world’s leading Arab writers. He’s now launched a new press to bring new Arabic voices to the attention of English-language readers.
The GBO New York presents its July Book of the Month: Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier, translated from the German by Anthea Bell.
New Books in German announces new initiative with the German Book Office and Goethe-Institut to provide translation funding for German literature.
The debate over fixed book pricing remains a complicated and volatile one in Europe. By Amanda DeMarco On March 18 the Swiss parliament approved a fixed price system for books in German-speaking Switzerland, both for online and in-store sales as of next year. The debate over fixed book pricing is a complicated and volatile one in Europe. Various degrees of …
Beyond Icelandic, are there other languages where German is functioning as an serving as an alternate gateway for translation? By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead story about the bottleneck in Icelandic translation Amanda DeMarco writes: Though it’s customary to speak of English as a gateway language for translation, in the case of Icelandic, Germany has clearly supplanted it. “As there are …
• Dr. Eva Schweitzer, once a New York correspondent for German newspapers, decided to start her own publishing company focused on books from and about Berlin. • Using technology, a DIY attitude, and her ever-expanding network of contacts, Schweitzer will launch her company on November 11, 2010. By Dr. Eva C. Schweitzer NEW YORK: And this is how I became …