Damion Searls to Receive Translation Prize

Posted on January 03, 2012 by Scott Esposito

Congrats to TWO LINES contributor Damion Searls, who will receive the 2011 Austrian Cultural Forum Translation Prize for his translation of Austrian playwright and novelist Elfriede Jelinek’s essay "her not all her (on/with Robert Walser)."

Searls was published in Ages, TWO LINES volume V. He also appeared as part of our Two Voices events series, discussing his translation of Jon Fosse's Aliss at the Fire, which you can listen to here.

The work Searls translated is dedicated to the Swiss writer Robert Walser, who has become a star-in-translation lately. As fate would have it, we hosted Walser's main English translator, Susan Bernofsky, for a Two Voices event, which can be listened to at this link.