Working languages:
Arabic to English
German to English
Russian to English

Ruth Ahmedzai
British literary & academic translator

United Kingdom
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Native in: English 
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Literary and academic translator from German, Russian and Arabic into English

* Published translator of several novels and non-fiction books for Penguin Random House, Bonnier, Phaidon, Darf, Pushkin Press, Mondadori, Signal 8 Press
* Readers' reports, sample translations and consultancy for a range of publishers worldwide
* My translations of short stories, essays, extracts of novels and plays have been published in The Guardian, The Washington Post, Words Without Borders, The Common, Index on Censorship and Banipal magazines

Over 15 years of freelance translation experience

* 4 years as a UK government Arabic linguist and researcher
* Postgraduate Diploma in Translation: Arabic > English, Institute of Linguists Educational Trust, 2013
* MA in Russian Literary Translation, University of Bath, 2006
* Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and Interpreting: German and Russian, University of Bath, 2004
* BA Hons / MA Oxon Russian and German, University of Oxford, 2003
* Freelance translations alongside other work since 2002, full-time freelance since 2009

Recognition of the quality of my work

* 2017 My translation of Farewell to the Horse: The Final Century of Our Relationship, by Ulrich Raulff was BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week
* 2016 Shortlisted for an Arts Foundation Literary Translation Fellowship
* 2013 Arabic mentorship with the British Centre for Literary Translation, funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World
* 2012 Won competitive place on New Books in German’s Emerging Translators programme

Please see my website for more details:

Full CV available on request.
Keywords: مترجم, переводчик, انجليزي, английский

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Nov 17, 2017

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