Internationaler Literaturpreis 2019
Award Ceremony, Jun 18, 2019
The seven-person jury announces the winning author–translator duo of the Internationaler Literaturpreis 2019 at the awards ceremony on the roof terrace of HKW. After a keynote by Teju Cole, jury and winners Fernanda Melchor and Angelica Ammar explore the prize-winning work “Saison der Wirbelstürme” through conversation: what makes this particular book so extraordinary? What sort of writing process did the author and translator engage in? What is the state of literature as an art form, and what role does translation play in the contemporary literary scene?