Kruso named runner-up for Schlegel-Tieck Prize

On February 13, the Society of Authors named Kruso runner-up for the 2018 Schlegel-Tieck Prize, awarded annually for a translation from German.

From the TLS

Kruso is a novel steeped in locality – there are numerous references to the Naturalist playwright Gerhart Hauptmann, who holidayed on Hiddensee and was buried on the island – but an important work, too, in its chronicling of the final days of communism in East Germany. Tess Lewis’s excellent translation is runner-up for the Schlegel-Tieck.