In the heart of Berlin, there is a small corner store, lovingly dubbed the “living room of the neighborhood.” Sadly, the shop’s owners are facing eviction after three decades in business. Sally McGrane and Axel Scheele tell the story of the little grocery on Choriner Street.
The Gutekunst Prize of the Friends of Goethe New York is open to college students and to all translators under the age of 35 who, at the time the prize is awarded, have not yet published, nor are under contract for, a book-length translation. Each applicant is required to translate a literary text of approximately 15 pages.
Publishers are encouraged to send in submissions for the next Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize. Established in 1996 and funded by the German government, the Prize is awarded each year to honor an outstanding literary translation from German into English published in the USA the previous year.
This transatlantic podcast explores abstract concepts and phenomena through personal radio essays. Every other week, one of our producers transforms a broad topic into a captivating story told from a U.S.-German perspective.