Martin Chalmers

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Martin Chalmers (11 November 1948 – 22 October 2014) was a British translator, particularly of works in German. He was awarded the Schlegel-Tieck Prize by the Society of Authors.[1][2][3] He was married to the German author, Esther Kinsky.

Translations[edit]

  • Günter Wallraff: Lowest of the Low (Ganz unten). Methuen, 1988
  • Herta Müller: The Passport (Der Mensch ist ein großer Fasan auf der Welt). Serpent's Tail, 1989
  • Hans Magnus Enzensberger: Europe, Europe! (Ach Europa!). Pantheon Books, 1989
  • Elfriede Jelinek: Women as Lovers. Serpent's Tail, 1994
  • Victor Klemperer: I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1999 (in two volumes)
  • Bertolt Brecht: Stories of Mr. Keuner (Geschichten vom Herrn Keuner). City Lights Books, 2001
  • Alexander Kluge: The Devil's Blind Spot. New Directions, 2004 (with Michael Hulse)
  • Elfriede Jelinek: Greed. Serpent's Tail, 2006
  • Erich Hackl: The Wedding in Auschwitz (Die Hochzeit von Auschwitz). Serpent's Tail, 2009
  • Hans Magnus Enzensberger: A History of Clouds. Seagull Books, 2010 (übers. mit Esther Kinsky)
  • Thomas Bernhard: Prose. Seagull Books, 2010
  • Esther Kinsky: Summer Resort (Sommerfrische). Seagull Books, 2011
  • Hans Magnus Enzensberger: Brussels, the Gentle Monster (Sanftes Monster Brüssel oder die Entmündigung Europas). University of Chicago Press, 2011
  • Ulrich Peltzer: Part of the Solution (Teil der Lösung). Seagull Books, 2011
  • Alexander Kluge: December, Seagull Books, 2012
  • Alexander Kluge: Air Raid (Der Luftangriff auf Halberstadt am 8. April 1945). Seagull Books, 2014
  • Sherko Fatah: The Dark Ship (Das dunkle Schiff). Seagull Books, 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert Lumley. "Martin Chalmers obituary | Books". Theguardian.com. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Martin Chalmers | Serpent's Tail". Serpentstail.com. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Martin Chalmers". Wordswithoutborders.org. Retrieved 23 April 2015.