I grew up in Hertfordshire, England studied German and Film at UEA with W.G. Sebald and then worked as a freelance photographer in Barcelona and Hamburg before moving to Berlin in 1998. In 2004, I started working as a freelance translator and in 2008, I graduated from the University of Surrey with an MA in Applied Linguistics and co-founded Transfiction together with Karen Witthuhn.

Stipends and residencies

2021: Working stipend from the German Translator Funds (DÜF) Translation project: Siblings by Brigitte Reimann (Penguin Modern Classics and Scribe, 2023)

2015: Residency at the Baltic Translators’ House in Visby, Sweden. Translation project: The Hour Between Dog and Wolf by Silke Scheuermann (Seagull Books, 2018)

2014: Arts OMI residency in upstate New York. Translation project I Have No Regrets by Brigitte Reimann (Seagull Books, 2019).

2010: International Meeting of Translators from German, LCB, Berlin.


I am a member of the Society of Authors, Translators’ Association in London, and PEN Berlin. I write book reports for New Books in German and contributed to the 2023 Austrian issue of Riveter magazine with a portrait of Elfriede Jelinek.