Three NYRB Classics Translators on the Shortlist for the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translation Prize

The annual Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize, which is awarded by Goethe-Institut New York, is given each spring to honor an outstanding literary translation from German into English published in the USA the previous year. We were overjoyed to see that three translators of NYRB Classics have landed on the shortlist for the 2019 prize:

Margot Bettauer Dembo, translator of The Seventh Cross by Anne Seghers

Tim Mohr, translator of Sand by Wolfgang Herrndorf

Damion Searls, translator of Anniversaries by Uwe Johnson

Warmest congratulations to all three of these wonderful translators!

The winner of the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize will be announced this month.


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