Media work

I’ve written a number of articles for non-academic publications (below), and given interviews to the New York Times, The Bookseller, and Radio 3, as well as speaking at a range of public events.

I am available to talk about contemporary German literature, Herta Müller, Berlin in literature and translation. Please contact me for further details.


NBG interviews the translator Lyn Marven‘, New Books in German, Spring 2011, p. 19

An Appointment with Romania’s Past’, New Books in German, Spring 2010, pp. 7-8.

An Alien Gaze’, Red Pepper, Feb 2010, pp. 60-61.

Lifewriting: Herta Müller’s Journey’, openDemocracy, 15 Oct 2009.


I appeared on Night Waves, Radio 3, 8 Oct 2009 to talk about Herta Müller winning the Nobel Prize.

I was interviewed by Jeb Sharp, for PRI’s The World, broadcast 8 Oct 2009 [on Herta Müller] Read the transcript here.

Media interviews

I was cited in New York Times article on Herta Müller: ‘Herta Müller wins Nobel Prize in Literature’, Motoko Rich and Nicholas Kulish, NY Times, 8 Oct 2009.

I  was interviewed for article on German literature in translation, ‘New German Writing’, by Malcolm Burgess, in The Bookseller, 25 Sept 2009.

Public speaking

I introduced the  authors Zoe Lambert and Larissa Boehning at the Bluecoat, Liverpool, on 31 March 2011, conducting a Q&A with the authors.

Participated in panel discussion at ‘Divided Skies’ at Soho Theatre, a weekend of Theatre, Literature and Discussions about East and West Germany, 30-31 Jan 2010.

Took part in a panel discussion for the launch of Berlin Tales, at the Berlin Story, Berlin, Sept 2009.



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