Joel Agee

MLA-Roth Award, 2006

For his translation of Hans Erich Nossack’s The End: Hamburg 1943, available in a beautifully-designed edition of the haunting text on the destruction of the German port city.

Geoffrey Brock

MLA-Roth Award, 2004

For his translations of Cesare Pavese. Disaffections: Complete Poems 1930‐1950 (Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon, 2002) collects all of Pavese’s poems from 1930 until his death in 1950. Poet Rosanna Warren noted that these are “poems that have the density, the grit, the obdurate presentness hewn from silence for which Pavese fought so hard in Italian.”

John Felstiner

MLA-Roth Award, 2002

For his translation of the Selected Poems and Prose of Paul Celan.

Mark Harman

MLA-Roth Award, 2000

Harman’s new translation of The Castle, by Franz Kafka, updates the 1930 Edwin Muir version and, in the words of the MLA citation, ensures “that its influence … will in the next century be as powerful as it has in this.” At the time, Harman was at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania.