Literary translations
from English into German

When passion meets profession

I love immersing myself in a story, being swept along by an absorbing narrative, being caught up by the atmosphere – and then recreating it all in German.

At university, I studied German, English, and American literature, language, and culture as well as literary translation from English into German. I’ve also worked in-house at two publishing houses, so I know the book publishing business from both sides.

I most enjoy translating crime novels and other works of fiction, but I can also turn my hand to essays and non-fiction. I’ve been awarded several literary grants from the German Translator Fund and Free State of Bavaria for my work.

Press reviews

“We’re drawn into each world with wonderfully captivating details, daubed through the pages almost as if an impressionist and Dutch master had worked together.”

Die Presse, Bettina Steiner commenting on Objekte des Begehrens, my translation of Clare Sestanovich’s Objects of Desire

“Maria Tumarkin is able to say what needs to be said in language that’s unassuming, resilient and masterful all at once and doesn’t shy away from any state of mind as she abandons narrative conventions.”

Süddeutsche Zeitung, Thomas Steinfeld commenting on Gewissheiten, my translation of Maria Tumarkin’s Axiomatic

“The book is so good to read because of the sensitivity of the writing, its fearless nature and how it leads us to the darker places of the story with astonishing ease.”

Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Joachim Hildebrandt commenting on Gewissheiten, my translation of Maria Tumarkin’s Axiomatic

“Tumarkin could hardly embellish the fate of the people she interviewed any less, cutting straight to the bone with remarkable puissance. And yet, everything seems to flow with ease, even in the most painful of moments.”

Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Joachim Hildebrandt commenting on Gewissheiten, my translation of Maria Tumarkin’s Axiomatic

List of publications

Weiß hinterlegte Schrift auf rotem Grund: Die Transgender-Frage – ein Aufruf zu mehr Gerechtigkeit von Shon Faye

Die Transgender-Frage

The Transgender Issue
Shon Faye
hanserblau
July 2022

Translated by Claudia Voit and Jayrôme C. Robinet

We were awarded a translation grant from the German Translator Fund for our work on this book.

Objekte des Begehrens

Objects of Desire
Clare Sestanovich
Claassen
January 2022

I was awarded a translation grant from the German Translator Fund for my work on this book.

Gewissheiten

Axiomatic
Maria Tumarkin
Hanser Berlin
October 2021

I was awarded a Johann-Joachim-Christoph-Bode-Stipendium from the German Translator Fund for my work on this book.

Die Katzenorgel

The Cat Organ
Christopher Smart
In: “Cats – Letters of Note”
Heyne Hardcore
March 2020

Amory Ames und die Schatten von Paris

The Essence of Malice
Book 4 of the Amory Ames Mystery Series
Ashley Weaver
dp Digital Publishers
October 2021

Amory Ames und das mörderische Geheimnis

A Most Novel Revenge
Book 3 of the Amory Ames Mystery Series
Ashley Weaver
dp Digital Publishers
May 2021

Cover des Buchs Der maskierte Tod, ein Fall für Amory Ames von Ashley Weaver, übersetzt von Claudia Voit. Herrschaftliches Anwesen unter einem dunklen, Wolken verhangenen Himmel

Der maskierte Tod

Death Wears a Mask
Book 2 of the Amory Ames Mystery Series
Ashley Weaver
dp Digital Publishers
February 2021 (Relaunch August 2022)

Cover des Buchs

Eine Leiche zur Hochzeit

Murder at the Brightwell
Book 1 of the Amory Ames Mystery Series
Ashley Weaver
dp Digital Publishers
October 2020 (Relaunch July 2022)

In progress

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Ein einsamer Mann

A Lonely Man
Chris Power
Due for publication in 2022 by Ullstein

Strangers to Ourselves

Rachel Aviv
Due for publication in 2023

I was awarded a translation grant from the German Translator Fund for my work on this book.

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