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PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant

My translation of Regina Ullmann’s short story collection The Country Road (due out in January from New Directions) has been selected for a PEN/Heim Translation Fund grant!

GBO Translation Prize

The news is out! I won the first-ever German Book Office Translation Prize!

New Anja Utler translation

My translation of an excerpt from Anja Utler’s first prose book, carried out. A Course Correction, is now online at Anomalous Press. The online version includes a recording of a bilingual reading, and text animation — click on the German marginal texts to display the English translations.

New poetry translations from G13

I recently translated a selection of poems by several young Berlin-based poets from the group G13. One set of poems (by Max Czollek, Paula Glamann, Maria Natt, Can Pestanli, Friederike Scheffler, Linus Westheuser, and Ilja Winther) has been published in Transom, along with a brief interview with me. Four more poems by G13 poets (Tristan […]

Anja Utler translation reviewed in The Kenyon Review

Here’s an excerpt from the latest review of engulf – enkindle: “Beals deserves serious laurels for his work. engulf — enkindle is a book of surfaces—its significance is rooted in the relationships between words, between sounds—and Beals has rendered those relationships with compelling richness and enviable potency.“ — Dan Rosenberg, The Kenyon Review

Regina Ullmann translation published in Two Lines

My translation of Regina Ullmann’s story “The Mouse” recently appeared in Two Lines Online, along with a brief translator’s introduction. This story is included in the book The Country Road, forthcoming from New Directions in 2015.