Institute of Modern Languages Research
Encounters: Writers and Translators in Conversation: Annett Gröschner and Katy Derbyshire
This event brings together the Berlin writer Annett Gröschner and her translator Katy Derbyshire. Whether in her essays, feuilleton pieces, short stories or her novels (Moskauer Eis ; Walpurgistag ), Annett Gröschner brings to life Berlin’s ‘Alltagsgeschichte’ and the city’s unique language, culture and atmosphere. She will be reading from her work and discussing with Katy Derbyshire the particular challenges it presents for translation.
The event will also be the culmination of an online translation competition organised in cooperation with the DAAD, the Goethe Institute and several regional German networks. Prizes will be awarded to the best translation of various passage from Walpurgistag.
The event is sponsored by the Keith Spalding Bequest - Organised in conjunction with the University of Nottingham