Congratulations to Daniel Medin (Ph.D. '05), who has been named one of the Man Booker International Prize judges for 2016. The Man Booker International Prize will be awarded to a work of fiction in translation published in the UK. The £50,000 prize will be divided equally between the author and the translator.
Daniel Medin is an editor and a Professor of Comparative Literature at the American University of Paris (AUP), where he teaches classes on contemporary world literature; writing from Central Europe; the history and culture of Berlin and Vienna; and editorial practice. His research is principally concerned with modern fiction from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, with an emphasis on the work and global reception of Franz Kafka. He is Associate Director of AUP’s Center for Writers and Translators, and one of the editors of its Cahiers Series (published jointly with Sylph Editions in London). He is also co-editor of Music & Literature magazine, edits The White Review’s annual translation issue, and advises several journals and presses on contemporary international fiction. He was a judge for the Best Translated Book Award in 2014 and 2015.