For all of you who ever watched American Idol and thought, “Man, I could totally win this show if only instead of singing it required translating German poetry,” your time has come.
no man’s literary translation lab is hosting their third annual “Translation Idol” contest in Berlin on May 20th. The piece selected for translation this year is the song “Das Haus” by Jan Böttcher—check out the audio file on the link, it’s a pretty sweet tune. At the award ceremony, the author will select his favorite translation, and in true “Idol” fashion, the audience will select a winner as well.
Check out further details and the song at no man’s land’s website.