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The High-Rise Diver shortlisted for the Schlegel-Tieck Prize

We are thrilled to announce that Sharmila Cohen’s translation of The High-Rise Diver by Julia von Lucadou has been shortlisted for the prestigious Society of Authors Schlegel-Tieck Prize!

The judges said of this year’s shortlist: 

What a delight it was to submerge ourselves in our fellow translators’ outstanding work. Full of admiration, we found it hard to whittle the list down to these six excellent titles, in which a range of translators have created books that genuinely sparkle in English. From travel writing to contemporary literature to a Nobel laureate and a private diary, each one presents unique challenges that the translators have tackled with obvious joy, ingenuity and aplomb.

You can see the full shortlist here.