Susan Bernofsky wins the Calwer Hermann-Hesse-Preis

Translator Susan Bernofsky has been announced as the recipient of 2012’s Calwer Hermann-Hesse-Preis, a German literary prize awarded both to German-language literary magazines and to translators of the works of Hermann Hesse.

In addition to her translation of Hesse’s Siddhartha, Bernofsky is known for her translations of several prominent German-language writers, including Robert Walser, Jenny Erpenbeck, Gregor von Rezzori, and Yoko Tawada.

The prize is given biennially (2010’s recipient was the literary magazine Poet) and carries an award of €15,000.

At Bernofsky’s homepage, she discusses new and upcoming translations, as well as workshops she teaches and other events at which she speaks. Bernofsky also blogs at Translationista.


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