Michael Henry Heim (1943-2012)

Below, PEN American Center’s obituary notice for Michael Heim, one of his generations greatest translators.: PEN Mourns Loss of DistinguishedTranslator and Philanthropist Michael Henry Heim PEN American Center announced today that the recently deceased Michael Henry Heim, 69, one of the world’s greatest translators and Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at U.C.L.A, was the “anonymous donor” who created the PEN Translation Fund in 2003, with a gift of $734,000. Over … Read more Michael Henry Heim (1943-2012)

Archipelago Books: The Perfect Gift

The estimable Archipelago Books continues to make available in English some the most important works of European literature. —Michael Dirda, The Wall Street Journal homepage • about • catalog • buy books • subscriptions • donate • facebook • twitter Dear Readers, Happy (almost) holidays! As the season nears, consider giving the gift of an Archipelago Books subscription to family and friends. A yearlong subscription is only $135 for … Read more Archipelago Books: The Perfect Gift

Bravo Archipelago Books: 2010 PEN Translation Prize to Heim for Claus’ Wonder

Wonder by Hugo Claus translated from the Dutch by Michael Henry Heim Michael Henry Heim has been awarded the 2010 PEN Translation Prize for his translation from the Dutch of Hugo Claus’s Wonder! The judges wrote of Heim’s translation: “Michael Henry Heim’s outstanding translation has succeeded masterfully in mirroring Hugo Claus’s many voices in this novel that reflects a complex, complicated vision of post-World War II Flanders. It is … Read more Bravo Archipelago Books: 2010 PEN Translation Prize to Heim for Claus’ Wonder