More updates (in German)
Announcement (Sept. 6, 2008):
The jury of the Heimito von Doderer Prize is awarding this year's first prize to Jenny Erpenbeck, an author born in 1967.
The jury singled out for particular praise her latest work, the novel Heimsuchung, which appeared in 2008.
The prize for a developing author will go to the Bosnian author Sasa Stanisics, who writes in German. Born in 1978, Stanisics is receiving this distinction for his novel Wie der Soldat das Grammofon repariert, which appeared in German in 2006 and in English in 2008 as How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone, translated by Anthea Bell.
A special prize for biography will be awarded to Reiner Stach for his Kafka: Die Jahre der Erkenntnis, translated into English as Kafka: The Decisive Years, in a translation by Shelley Frisch.
The prizes will be awarded on September 6, 2008, in Cologne.
Current New Release (July 2008):
Heimito von Doderer: Divertimenti and Variations. Translated by Vincent Kling. Professor Vincent Kling, professor of German and comparative literature in Philadelphia and a member of the Heimito von Doderer Society, has presented a second volume of stories by Doderer he translated into English. The first was A Person Made of Porcelain and Other Stories (Riverside, CA, 2006).
Wolfgang Stummer July 6, 1913 - July 3, 2008
As we have just learned, Wolfgang Stummer, a nephew of Heimito von Doderer and the owner of the "Riegelhof" in Prein an der Rax, the Doderer summer home, passed away on July 3, 2008. The funeral service was held on July 8 among the members of the family.
Obituary (in German)
Current New Release (June 2008):
Within the last few days there appeared a publication by Jan Bürger: Heimito von Doderer und der Kirchheimer Tunnel in Lauffen a. N. Marbach am Neckar: Deutsche Schillergesellschaft 2008 (SPUREN; 84), 16 pages, numerous illustrations, paperback. ISBN 978-3-937384-42-9.