John Brownjohn is confirmed dead at the age of 90.
John was best known as a British literary translator.
Someone please write the Mnemonicon. In the spirit of Walter Moers, trans. John Brownjohn. With discreet references…
John Brownjohn
John Maxwell Brownjohn

(1929-04-11)11 April 1929
Died6 January 2020(2020-01-06) (aged 90)
OccupationLiterary translator
John Maxwell Brownjohn (11 April 1929 – 6 January 2020) was a British literary translator. He translated more than 160 books, and won the Schlegel-Tieck Prize for German translation three times and the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize once. He also collaborated with the filmmaker Roman Polanski on Tess (1979), Pirates (1986), Bitter Moon (1992), The Ninth Gate (1999) and The Pianist (2002).
Brownjohn was born in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. He died in January 2020 at the age of 90.
Selected works
Frank Arnau: The Art of the Faker
Marcel Beyer: The Karnau Tapes
Willy Brandt: People and Politics: The Years, 1960-75 (Schlegel-Tieck Prize)
Thomas Brussig: Heroes Like Us (Schlegel-Tieck Prize, Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize)
Thomas Glavinic: Night Work
Martin Gregor-Dellin: Richard Wagner: His Life, His Work, His Century
Lothar Günther Buchheim: The Boat
Hans Hellmut Kirst: The Night of the Generals
Bodo Kirchhoff: Infanta (Schlegel-Tieck Prize)
Georg Klein: Libidissi
Walter Moers: City of Dreaming Books
Walter Moers: A Wild Ride Through the Night
Dietlof Reiche: The Golden Hamster Saga
Alain Claude Sulzer: A Perfect Waiter
Leo Perutz: The Swedish Cavalier (Schlegel-Tieck Prize)
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