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Christiane Kuby

Christiane Kuby (b. 1952) was born in Frankfurt and lives in Amsterdam, where she studied French and German literature and worked for several literary magazines. Since 1996, she has been a translator of Dutch fiction and nonfiction, sometimes working with a co-translator, Herbert Post. Her most important translations include works by Kader Abdolah, Jeroen Brouwers, Stephan Enter, Marie Kessels, Tomas Lieske, Erwin Mortier, Nescio, Tonnus Oosterhoff, Leo Pleysier, Astrid Roemer, Helga Ruebsamen and Peter Terrin. In 2013, she was awarded the Else Otten Prize for her translation of While the Gods Were Sleeping (Godenslaap) by Erwin Mortier; in 2015, she was awarded the Nijhoff Prize for her oeuvre as a translator. She teaches workshops and is a member of the editorial board of ‘Filter, tijdschrift over vertalen’.