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Andreas Tretner (Germany), 1 - 30 October 2018, 19-31 July 2017

Andreas Tretner is a professional translator of poetry and prose from Bulgarian, Russian and  Czech into German. He has translated from Bulgarian works of Yordan Radichkov, Peyo Yavorov, Viktor Paskov, Dimitar Korudjiev, Ivan Radoev and Hristo Karastoyanov. He has won  a number of  literary awards, including Leipziger Buchpreis zur Europäischen Verständigung (1998), Paul-Celan-Preis (2001), Internationalen Literaturpreis of Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin, 2011), Zuger Übersetzer Anerkennungspreis (2015).

During his residency in Sofia, he will be working on new translations of Alexander Vutimski into German
Program of events with Andreas Tretner in Sofia:

  • Translator's Thursday in Sofia Literature and Translation House - TBC


During his residency in Sofia, he will be mentoring (together with Fedya Filkova-Kantcheva) a professional workshop for literary translators and will have professional meetings with Bulgarian colleagues.

  •   21-27 July | Sofia Literature and Translation House / Goethe - Institut Bulgaria
    Mentor of Second Bulgarian-German Translation Workshop ViceVersa 2017 (only for selected through competition participants)

  • 27 July | 18 h | Goethe - Institut Bulgaria
    The Transparent Translator (GLÄSERNER ÜBERZETSER). Live translations of favourite literary works from Bulgarian into German and from German into Bulgarian by the participants in the ViceVersa worskhop. Moderator: prof. Ana Dimova.