Winstons coffee and muffins A challenge

One day last week Meike from peierne press was highlighting a blog post on harvil secker about translation and wondered if any one could suggest some well I suggest one from German book list and also said that ulrich holbein was over due translation ,as I said in my post a few weeks ago. He shot up in Nobel betting which remind me of reading a short piece when I lived in Germany in a magazine about him .well the downshot  of this discussion was a challenge from Meike to myself if I could some how generate interest in holbein and that people would want to read and buy this book by Germany’s most avant grade writer ,she will try and publish one of his shorter works in English well I tried to think of ways to highlight him and on the whole have drawn a blank so any one any ideas I d welcome a guest post from one my German friends about him below I ve collect a few pieces from German papers about him .I know Meike has been in touch with his German publishers and she is the first English publisher to show interest so if you want to help and want see Ulrich Holbein in English  contact me or do a post about him !! it would be most welcome .

wiki entry from german wiki need use a translator to read in english

taz interview

A collection of reviews from a german culture magazine

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carin B.
    Nov 07, 2010 @ 18:28:19

    Oh how very cool, Stu! I love that you are part of a group of people that are getting more authors translated to English. It will do everything to open up our world to great writers. I have actually never heard of Ulrich Holbein, but I do have it in my sights to start reading more writers from Europe so the more that can be translated, the better! Good luck to you and Meike in bringing Holbein’s work to the English speaking world!


    • winstonsdad
      Nov 07, 2010 @ 18:33:58

      well it mainly meike Carin ,I love promoting world lit I love reading about other places ,Holbein isn’t well known outside german speaking world but would love to see him make it to english even if its just one book ,all the best stu


  2. Jackie (Farm Lane Books)
    Nov 07, 2010 @ 19:55:27

    I hadn’t heard of Holbein until you mentioned him . Would it be possible for you to tell us a bit about his most important/interesting books?

    It would be fantastic if you were able to bring Holbein to the UK. It would be something you could be very proud of. I promise to read his book if it makes it here. Good luck!


  3. amymckie
    Nov 07, 2010 @ 21:41:22

    Haven’t heard of the other Stu, but how great that you are trying to bring him more recognition. I agree with Jackie – what books should we start with?


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