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Jenny Erpenbeck and Translator Michael Hofmann Awarded the 2024 International Booker Prize

[Photo courtesy of GLD member Angela Gulick] When I woke up to the news this morning that German author Jenny Erpenbeck and translator Michael Hofmann had received the 2024 International Booker Prize for Erpenbeck’s novel Kairos, I was tickled pink. Not because I am a […]

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Preserving History: The German Language Division’s List of Handwritten Document Translators

[Photo courtesy of GLD member Claudi Thompson] The German Language Division of the American Translators Association plays a crucial role in bridging the past with the present by maintaining a list of specialized translators. These dedicated professionals are adept at translating handwritten documents written in […]

Review of the 10th annual Netzwerktreffen der Hochschulübersetzer*innen

The 10th annual Netzwerktreffen der Hochschulübersetzer*innen, a gathering for university translators and freelancers working for universities in German-speaking countries, took place at the University of Mannheim on Tuesday, April 23, 2024. I was lucky enough to attend, along with 60+ other participants, including GLD Administrator […]

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