Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize Winners

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Old Rendering Plant

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Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for Isabel Fargo Cole (2018)
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Ein ganzes Leben

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3.95 avg rating — 12,757 ratings
Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for Charlotte Collins (2017)
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Imperium

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3.70 avg rating — 2,734 ratings
Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for Daniel Bowles (2016)
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Flametti, or the Dandyism o...

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3.60 avg rating — 43 ratings
Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for Catherine Schelbert (2015)
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Kafka: The Years of Insight

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4.60 avg rating — 164 ratings
Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for Shelley Frisch (2014)
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An Ermine in Czernopol

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3.97 avg rating — 241 ratings
Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for Philip Boehm (2013)
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Isle of the Dead

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3.70 avg rating — 43 ratings
Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for Burton Pike (2012)
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The Distant Sound

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Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for Jean M. Snook (2011)
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Speak, Nabokov

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3.94 avg rating — 31 ratings
Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for Ross Benjamin (2010)
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The Executor: A Comedy of L...

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3.19 avg rating — 36 ratings
Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for John Hargraves (2009)
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Childhood: An Autobiographi...

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Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for David B. Dollenmayer (2008)
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The Bird is a Raven

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3.12 avg rating — 387 ratings
Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for Peter Constantine (2007)
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The Old Child and Other Sto...

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3.65 avg rating — 158 ratings
Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for Susan Bernofsky (2006)
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Death in Venice

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3.73 avg rating — 41,223 ratings
Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for Michael Henry Heim (2005)
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Morenga

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3.65 avg rating — 176 ratings
Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for Breon Mitchell (2004)
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Sommerhaus, später

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3.63 avg rating — 1,467 ratings
Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for Margot Bettauer Dembo (2003)
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Austerlitz

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3.92 avg rating — 19,424 ratings
Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for Anthea Bell (2002)
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Too Far Afield

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3.21 avg rating — 214 ratings
Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for Krishna Winston (2001)
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The Leviathan

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3.80 avg rating — 450 ratings
Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for Michael Hofmann (2000)
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Penthesilea: A Tragic Drama

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3.87 avg rating — 685 ratings
Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for Joel Agee (1999)
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Flughunde

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3.76 avg rating — 274 ratings
Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for John Brownjohn (1998)
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Helden wie wir

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3.40 avg rating — 494 ratings
Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for John Brownjohn (1998)
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Jakob the Liar

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3.82 avg rating — 2,272 ratings
Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for Leila Vennewitz (1997)
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Nobodaddy's Children: Scene...

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4.22 avg rating — 123 ratings
Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for John E. Woods (1996)
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The Magic Mountain

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4.09 avg rating — 42,065 ratings
Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for John E. Woods (1996)
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The Hidden Life of Trees: W...

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4.04 avg rating — 47,681 ratings
Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize Nominee (2017)
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My Marriage

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3.44 avg rating — 136 ratings
Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize Nominee for Shortlist (2017)
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Girlfriends, Ghosts, and Ot...

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3.75 avg rating — 207 ratings
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The Political Orchestra: Th...

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4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings
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Europe Since 1989: A History

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3.58 avg rating — 111 ratings
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