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Krawutschke chosen by MLA to chair awards committee

Jan. 16, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Peter W. Krawutschke, a professor of foreign languages and literatures at Western Michigan University, has been appointed chairperson of a Modern Language Association selection committee that recognizes exceptional literary translators.

The committee is responsible for selecting recipients of the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Literary Work and the Lois Roth Award for a Translation of a Literary Work. The two are awarded during alternate years during the annual MLA convention and honor the outstanding translation into English of a book-length literary work.

Chosen as chairperson for 2003 by the MLA's Committee on Honors and Awards, Krawutschke has been a member of the selection committee for one year.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, 269 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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