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. Submitted translations are evaluated by a jury consisting of three experts in German literature and translation.
The prize comes with a purse of $2,500.
Translation Award Ceremony: June 24, 1:00pm EDT
This year's annual translation award ceremony in honor of the Helen & Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize and the Gutekunst Prize of the Friends of Goethe New York will be streamed live on Zoom from the Goethe-Institut New York and Goethe-Institut London. We can accomodate a small audience for the ceremony 'in person' at the Goethe-Institut New York: to attend, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org is mandatory and proof of vaccination is requested.
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Frederic(k) Paul Gutekunst was born in Moberly, Missouri on July 24, 1889. His parents were George and Emilie Gutekunst, originally of Germany.
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