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Jan Wagner Bilingual Poetry Reading

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The German writer and poet Jan Wagner will be coming to Caius as part of the DAAD ’s writer in residence program. His reading will be held together with his translator Iain Galbraith. You are all very warmly invited to attend this unique event!

Jan Wagner, originally from Hamburg, has lived in Berlin since 1995. He studied at Trinity College, Dublin and has translated English poetry into German ever since. He has published seven volumes of poetry and is co-editor of the German modern poetry series Lyrik von Jetzt. He has won 13 literary prizes, including the Anna-Seghers Prize in 2004 and the Friedrich-Hölderlin Prize in 2011.

Iain Galbraith, former MML student of Clare College, Cambridge, is an author and translator. He was born in Glasgow and now lives in Mainz. He has translated into English the poems of Jan Wagner and many others, including Peter Handke and Raoul Schrott. Furthermore, he has translated English poetry of Michael Hamburg, John Burnside and Robert Crawford into German. He is co-editor of ‘Oxford Poets’ and has been awarded the British Centre for Literary Translation Prize and the John Dryden Prize for Literary Translation in 2004.

This talk is part of the Department of German and Dutch series.

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