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Apple Cake and Baklava

I was sent a copy of Apple Cake and Baklava by Kathrin Rohmann, translated by my friend and colleague Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp (Darf Publishers, 2018) for review. As I read it with Son2, it seemed to make sense to share … Continue reading

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On the Improbability of Butterflies

I don’t know whether the similarities between Hanni Münzer’s Solange es Schmetterlinge gibt and Hannah Rothschild’s The Improbability of Love (Bloomsbury, 2015) would have struck me so clearly if I hadn’t read them one after the other. Both feature a … Continue reading

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On Translating Simone Buchholz’s Blue Night

There’s much excitement at the moment because my translation of Simone Buchholz‘s wonderful German noir Krimi Blue Night (Blaue Nacht) is coming out in paperback at the end of March, published by the equally wonderful Orenda Books. It’s already available … Continue reading

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BCLT Summer School

I had wanted to do the BCLT Summer School for years, and particularly since gatecrashing the lovely German group at the Millennium Library in Norwich way back in 2012, and again in 2013, and hearing what fun they were having. … Continue reading

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ITD and ITI – a whirlwind weekend, part 2

After spending Friday at the British Library for ITD 2015, Saturday was spent at the Museum of London in the company of the ITI German Network for the annual Work and Playshop. Having walked from Liverpool Street, the first challenge … Continue reading

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Aufräumen – Angelika Waldis

Aufräumen (Piper Verlag, 2014) means “to tidy up”, and Luisa is having a clear-out. But the first thing that needs to go is her husband Alfred – an “artist”, who despises yet sponges off her – after almost 40 years … Continue reading

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Alain Claude Sulzer, Aus den Fugen/Catalyst

In the middle of a concert, in the middle of a piece, the internationally renowned pianist stands up, says “that’s it,” and walks out. This decision will change his life, but also those of the people in his entourage and … Continue reading

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