Most recent article by: Werner Bloch

Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the foreign minister of Saudi Arabia (photo: Reuters)

Saudi Prize for Translations

Big Words, Big Prize-Money

In Berlin, Saudi emissaries have presented the world's largest prize for translation. But the show and the obsequious ritual that go with the prize seem to be more important than anything else: one previous winner has only received a fraction of the prize-money he was promised. According to Werner Bloch, it was a bizarre eventMore