Ewald Osers

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Ewald Osers (Prague, 13 May 1917 – 11 October 2011) was a Czech translator born in Austria-Hungary.[1]


He translated several important Czech poetry works of the 20th century into English, including Czech poetry, including Jaroslav Seifert, Vítězslav Nezval, Miroslav Holub and Jan Skácel.[2] He also translated several German-language authors such as Thomas Bernhard, as well as Macedonian-language books (Mateja Matevski), poetry of the Silesian poet Ondra Lysohorsky, and two major Slovak poets, Miroslav Válek and Milan Rúfus.[3]


  • European Poetry Translation Prize[4]