Since 1980 he works as a literary critic and translator in Berlin. Among other Danish writers he translated Per Højholt, Jens Christian Grøndahl and Peter Høeg.
In 2010 he received the Encouragement Award of the Europäischer Übersetzerpreis Offenburg, and most recently, in 2013, the Danish Translators' Prize.
Reemtsma, Jan Philipp
Born in 1952 in Bonn, Reemtsma lives in Hamburg.
Founder of the Institut für Sozialforschung, the Arno Schmidt Stiftung and Hamburger Stiftung zur Förderung von Wissenschaft und Kultur. Literary scholar and Professor of German literature at the University of Hamburg since 1996.
Reemtsma received several awards, among others the Lessing Preis in 1997, Teddy Kollek Prize in 2007 and Schillerpreis in 2010.
Since 2004 he has been organising the annual international prose festival “Days of European Literature in Šiauliai”, since 2013 also an international festival for youth literature. In 2008, he was awarded the Culture and Art Prize of the town of Šiauliai, in 2009, he received the St. Jeronimus Prize.
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