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Friday, July 08, 2011

2011 International Literature Award winner

Venushaar by Russian author Michail Schischkin, translated by Andreas Tretner, won the 2011 International Literature Award, honoring works of "international prose translated into German for the first time." The €35,000 (US$31,450) prize, which has been awarded annually by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the foundation Elementarteilchen since 2009, is divided between the author (€25,000) and translator (€10,000)

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