Born near Heidelberg in 1984, Sarah Schmitt grew up in South Germany and Oslo, Norway. She studied Mathematics and Philosophy in Heidelberg, New Delhi and Berlin and has been self-employed since 2014 working as a statistician, programmer, translator, editor and author.
During and after her studies, she regularly travelled abroad and wrote for various newspapers and magazines. Sarah Schmitt translated Algorithms for Dummies from English to German and regularly translates from and into Norwegian. She writes literary texts, both prose and poetry. Recently, her first book, an IT compendium on the coding language Python, was published. Sarah Schmitt lives in Berlin.
Mirko Bonné, born in Tegernsee in 1965, lives as a freelance writer and translator in Hamburg.
His novels „Wie wir verschwinden“ (Frankfurt a. M., Schöffling & Co. 2009), „Nie mehr Nacht“ (ibid. 2013) and „Lichter als der Tag“ (ibid. 2017) were nominated for the German Book Prize.
He has translated Robert Creeley, E. E. Cummings, Emily Dickinson, Henry James, John Keats, Ghérasim Luca, Robert Louis Stevenson, and William Butler Yeats, among others. Recent publications include „Wimpern und Asche“ ("Eyelashes and Ashes", Poems, ibid. 2018) and „Seeland Schneeland“ ("Seeland Snowland", Novel, ibid. 2021).
Bonné was awarded the Marie Luise Kaschnitz Prize in 2010 and the Rainer Malkowski Prize in 2014, among others. In 2020 / 2021, he taught as a visiting professor at the German Literature Institute in Leipzig. In 2022, he will be a Hermann Hesse Fellow in Calw in the Black Forest.
Anna Hildegard Czinczoll, M.A., is a translator of English and a copy editor. Academic texts in the humanities and cultural studies are one of her specialties.
She has been a freelancer for over 25 years and enjoys working on a variety of other texts as well, including fiction and film. Before that, she studied English language and literature together with history in Cologne and London and spent time working in Dublin and Sydney. She lives in Cologne, Germany with her family and has been a member of the German Translators' Association VdÜ (Verband deutschsprachiger Übersetzer literarischer und wissenschaftlicher Werke e.V.) since 2006.
Maria Meinel was born in Meißen in 1972
1998-2001 teacher, translator and interpreter in Barcelona/Spain
Since 2001 freelance translator (from English, Spanish, Catalan into German; fiction, non-fiction, poetry, film, essay), writer (mostly on art), teacher of German as a Foreign Language, GFL, in Halle (Saale).
Ricarda Essrich, born in Haan, Germany, in 1976, studied Linguistics, Scandinavian Studies and Phonetics in Cologne.
She works as a freelance author and translator since 2005. Besides a specialization in technical translations for the construction industry she translates both fictional and non-fictional books from Swedish, Norwegian and Danish. Moreover, she has written two guidebooks on specialization for freelance translators.
Ilse Winkler lives in St. Gallen, Switzerland, and holds master’s degrees in German, Finnish and English language. She also speaks Romanian fluently and understands French and most Swiss German dialects.
She is a journalist, does research in the field of translation and has so far translated and edited newspaper and magazine articles as well as non-fiction books.