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From english.peopledaily.com.cn -
Translator Michael Henry Heim's secret gift: more translations
CommentsMichael Henry Heim in 2001 (Stefano Paltera / Special to The Times)
So how did Heim, who certainly didn't get rich as a translator, come up with the money that established the fund? According to PEN, it began with the death benefit paid to his mother when Heim's father, a Hungarian composer and pastry chef serving in the U.S. military, was killed in 1945.
From www.latimes.com -
Translator made $734,000 anonymous donation to PEN
The Associated Press
NEW YORK — An internationally celebrated translator also turns out to have been a secret patron of his craft.
Michael Henry Heim, who died at age 73 on Sept. 29, donated $734,000 to the PEN Translation Fund that helps support translations of foreign language works. Heim and his wife, Priscilla, established the PEN fund in 2003 and gave the money anonymously. The PEN American Center, of which Heim was a longtime member, announced Wednesday that he and his wife were the benefactors.
Heim was known for his translations of Thomas Mann, Milan Kundera and many other authors. PEN is a worldwide organization of writers and editors.
From www.macon.com -