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 …