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Esther Kinsky

Biography

Esther Kinsky was born in 1956 in Engelskirchen. She grew up in Bonn and studied in Bonn and Toronto. For much of her career, she has been a translator, translating from English, Polish and Russian into German. From English, she has translated the poet John Clare, Iain Sinclair and James Leslie Mitchell (the real name of Lewis Grassic Gibbon). She has written novels, travel works, poetry and children’s books. She was married to the late translator Martin Chalmers, who translated some of her books into English. She has lived in London, Hungary and Berlin.

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Bibliography

1987 Mali (travel)
1987 Unser fremdes Land: Tansanisches Reisebilderbuch (travel)
1989 Wer hat hier Angst vor Hexen? (children’s)
2010 Sommerfrische (Summer Resort) (novel)
2010 Die ungerührte Schrift des Jahrs (poetry)
2010 Banatsko (novel)
2011 Eines Abends im Winter (children’s)
2012 Aufbruch nach Patagonien (poetry)
2012 Der Käptn und die Mimi Kätt (children’s)
2013 Gedanken zum Übersetzen (on translation)
2013 Naturschutzgebiet (poetry)
2014 Am Fluss (River) (novel)
2015 Polnisch poetisch Gespräche mit polnischen Dichtern (conversations with Polish poets)
2015 Karadag Oktober 13 (travel – with Martin Chalmers)
2018 Hain: Geländeroman (novel)