Monday, 27 October 2008

Bravo! Fred A. Reed up for GG

Fred A. Reed is a finalist for the 2008 Governor General’s Literary Awards for his translation of Hans-Jürgen Greif’s Orfeo.

This is what the judges had to say about Reed’s work:

Fred A. Reed’s English version of Hans-Jürgen Greif’s Orfeo is a well-orchestrated masterpiece. His elegant translation captures the unusual voice of this harmonious work. Reed beautifully brings to life the Italian piano teacher (La Signora), the
narrator (Weber) and the intriguing castrato, Orfeo.

The winners will be announced on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. EST at the McCord Museum of Canadian History in Montreal.

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