Ruth Ahmedzai is a British translator of Arabic, German, and Russian into English. She studied German and Russian at Oxford University, followed by an MA in translation and interpreting at the University of Bath. She began studying Arabic intensively in 2004 while working for the UK government as a linguist and researcher, and holds a postgraduate Diploma in Translation from Arabic to English. Now a freelancer, she was named as one of New Books in German magazine’s emerging literary translators in 2012 and was awarded an Arabic mentorship with Professor Paul Starkey through the British Centre for Literary Translation in 2013. She has one published book translation, Kitezh: A community approach to raising children in Russia by Dimitry Morozov, and her work appears in Banipal magazine of Arabic literature.