Berthold Zilly, born 1945 in Dannsdorf near Wolfsburg, studied Romanic and German philology in Bonn, Caen, São Paulo, Berlin. Doctorate at the Molière FU Berlin 1976; teaches Latin American studies at the FU 1974-2010, 2004-2010 at the University of Bremen; 1978-80 DAAD-lecturer in Fortaleza, Brazil. Since 2011 he has been a guest lecture for translator studies at the UFSC, Florianópolis. He has several publications about Brazilian and Argentinian literature, with an emphasis on literature history, text analysis-translation. He has translated: “Barbarei und Zivilisation“ from Sarmiento, „Krieg im Sertão“ from E. da Cunha, „Tagebuch des Abschieds“ from Machado de Assis, „Das Brot des Patriarchen“ from Raduan Nassar, among others. He was awarded the Wieland-Translator-Price (1995), Orden Cruzeiro do Sul (Brazil 2001); Martius-Staden-Award (Brazil 2012).
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