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Niall Sellar: Translating fiction for the first time

25 March 2016

Babylon Berlin

Centre for Education Research and Scholarship

Interpreting and Translation Seminars

Middlesex University

12 April 2016, at 12:00, Room W149 (Williams Building)

Niall Sellar: Translating fiction for the first time

‘After five years spent trying and failing to carve a career in literary translation, I was ready to turn my attention to something new. Then in January 2015 an email arrived in my junk folder: would I be willing to translate the first in a series of successful German crime novels into English? How did this offer come about? And what are the challenges associated with being a first-time translator of an author whose work has never appeared in English?’

Niall Sellar

Born Edinburgh 1984

BA (Hons) German with French, Trinity College Dublin, 2008

MSc Translation Studies, University of Edinburgh, 2010

New Books in German Emerging Translators 2012

Babylon Berlin will be published in May 2016


For further information please contact Dr Abele Longo, MA Translation Programme Leader,

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