Encounters: Writers and Translators in Conversation: Angela Krauβ and Margret Vince

Institute of Modern Languages Research

Encounters: Writers and Translators in Conversation: Angela Krauβ and Margret Vince

Angela Krauβ (German writer, Leipzig) and Margret Vince (Translator)

Known for her crisp, laconic style and her political engagement with Germany's recent past and present, Angela Krauβ (Leipzig) is a prize-winning German writer. Having worked in advertising before studying literature in Leipzig and becoming a freelance writer, her stories and novels display a detailed sceptical view of reality in the GDR before the fall of the Berlin wall. Author and translator will read from Krauβ's novel Im schönsten Fall (2011) in German and English translation. The reading will be followed by an in-depth discussion of political and theoretical matters of translation.

Margret Vince is a freelance translator based in Nottingham. Her work includes literary and philosophical as well as technical translations and transcriptions, and holding translation workshops. In 2014 she transcribed and translated letters and postcards written between 1938 and 1945 for a project honouring Austrian victims of the Holocaust as part of The Vienna Project in cooperation with Austrian schools and universities.

This event is sponsored by the Keith Spalding Bequest Fund
Organised in conjunction with the University of Nottingham

Author: 
School of Advanced Study, University of London
Speaker(s): 
Angela Krauβ (German writer, Leipzig) and Margret Vince (Translator)
Event date: 
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 - 1:00am
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