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Lucy Renner Jones

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Lucy Renner Jones was born in England and did several jobs before becoming a translator. Up until 2004, she worked in Barcelona, Hamburg, and Berlin as a photographer. Then she returned to her roots in literature and founded the translator’s collective Transfiction. She has a BA in German and film from UEA, where she was taught by W. G. Sebald, and an MA in applied linguistics from the University of Surrey. She has translated Annemarie Schwarzenbach, Silke Scheuermann, and Brigitte Reimann, writes book reviews for CULTurMAG and Words without Borders, and hosts a series of events called The Fiction Canteen for writers and translators in Berlin Wedding. Her website is and you can follow her on Twitter @transfictional. Author photo: © Nikolas Theilgaard​.

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