Think in Translation Literature Podcast Episode 6: Courageous Decisions (Interview with Katy Derbyshire)


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Katy Derbyshire’s skilful interpretations have made her a favourite amongst readers of German books in translation. Amongst her many works is Bricks and Mortar, originally written in German by Clemens Meyer, which was published in English by Fitzcarraldo Editions and longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker International.

Katy came to translation tangentially whilst seeking a way to remain in Berlin. After years “apprenticing” via commercial translation, she found her way to literary works and now, her love for what she does is contagious. In this episode she details her career path and shares tips on how to become a successful literary translator.

The Think in Translation podcast is a literary podcast series featuring international authors, translators, publishers and booksellers, with the aim of making translated books accessible to all readers.

We post new episodes every second Thursday.

This podcast is brought to you by Vagabond Voices, an independent literary publisher of novels, poems and polemics in English and translation. Take a look at our catalogue of translated books available to purchase online:

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