The Festival Neue Literatur partners present the 2023 Friedrich Ulfers Prize Ceremony and the Festival Neue Literatur satellite event, “What a Way to Make a Livin': Writing about Work.” This year’s Friedrich Ulfers Prize will be awarded to the literary translator and writer Tess Lewis. The Festival Neue Literatur satellite event, “What a Way to Make a Livin': Writing about Work,” will feature readings by and a conversation among authors Dorothee Elmiger, Andrea Grill, Anja Kampmann, and Christine Smallwood, and will be moderated by Tess Lewis.
About the Friedrich Ulfers Prize 2023:
The moderated conversation “What a Way to Make a Livin': Writing about Work” will be preceded by the 2023 Friedrich Ulfers Prize ceremony. This year’s prize will be awarded to the literary translator and writer Tess Lewis. The laudation will be delivered by Andrea Grill. Professor Friedrich Ulfers (NYU) will provide short remarks.
The Friedrich Ulfers Prize was established in 2013 and is awarded annually by Deutsches Haus at New York University to a leading publisher, writer, critic, translator, or scholar who has championed the advancement of German-language literature in the United States. The prize, which is endowed with a $5000 grant, has previously been awarded to Riky Stock, Jill Schoolman, Susan Bernofsky, Barbara Perlmutter, Barbara Epler, Burton Pike, Robert Weil, Sara Bershtel, and Carol Brown Janeway. The Friedrich Ulfers Prize is Festival Neue Literatur’s testimony to the rising importance of German-language literature in America.
About Festival Neue Literatur:
Festival Neue Literatur (FNL) was established in 2009 as a collaborative project of New York’s leading German-language cultural institutions, i.e. The Austrian Cultural Forum New York; the German Consulate General New York; the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York; Columbia University School of the Arts; Deutsches Haus at NYU; and the Goethe-Institut New York. Festival Neue Literatur is the first and only festival to spotlight German-language and U.S fiction together and is proud to provide New York audiences with access to exciting new literature from Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and the U.S.
“What a Way to Make a Livin': Writing about Work” is presented with additional support from the German Federal Foreign Office, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Federal Chancellery of Austria, and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.
Date and Time: Wednesday, November 1st, 2023 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Goethe-Institut New York; 30 Irving Place; New York, NY 10003