The English section of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports today that a new online magazine, Litrix.de – German Literature Online – is going to present excerpts, specimen translations (whatever that is) and book reviews – in both German and English.
About 2,000 works of fiction written in English are translated into German every year, but only about 40 German titles into English (hmm, I wonder why that is?!)
A jury will select 30 works a year and 20 pages of each of these will be translated and presented. This sounds like an excellent idea, depending on what the jury choose, of course.
Uwe Timm, Am Beispiel meines Bruders /My Brother’s Example is up there already.
Many thanks to Gail Armstrong of openbrackets for the link.