Obituary: Hans Sahl

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Hans Sahl, writer and translator, died 27 April, aged 90. A refugee from Nazi Germany, he fled to the US and worked as a translator. Known for his translations into German of the plays of Arthur Miller, John Osborne and Tennessee Williams. His novel Die Wenigen und die Vielen (1957) is considered one of the great books about life in exile. Awarded the Thornton Wilder Prize in 1979 and the Goethe Medal in 1991.