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Authors and translators in dialogue: Sandra Hoffmann and Katy Derbyshire

Thursday 28 January 2021 (12:00-14:00)

In collaboration with V & Q press and the Universities of Bristol, Liverpool and Leeds, the Institute for German and European Studies presents the second in its series of online events focusing on German authors in translation.

Come along to listen to award-winning author Sandra Hoffmann in dialogue with her translator Katy Derbyshire

Authors and translators in dialogue: Sandra Hoffmann and Katy Derbyshire

V&Q publishes Sandra Hoffmann: PAULA, tr. Katy Derbyshire
Winner of the 2018 Hans Fallada Prize

An autofictional account of the author’s relationship with her grandmother, who refused to reveal the father of her child born in late 1946. Hoffmann confronts the silence passed down the generations and imagines who her grandfather might have been. She details her Catholic upbringing in rural 1970s Swabia, her unresolved questions about her own appearance and identity, and her eventual rebellion. 

All welcome!

To register, please send your name and email address to (deadline 25th January 2021). The Zoom link to access the talk will be provided prior to the event to all those registered.

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