Books I’m working on – for publication in 2019

I’ve had a few lovely weekends away already this summer as well as a fabulous week camping and going to two music festivals in Norfolk, but now it’s time to get my head down, sadly, as I pretty much failed in my plan to have the summer off with my boys. It seemed that at some point in the last year I started saying yes … Continue reading Books I’m working on – for publication in 2019

THE RAVEN’S CHILDREN by Yulia Yakovleva

  Leningrad, 1938. When Shura and Tanya’s parents and little brother suddenly disappear in the middle of the night, it’s rumoured that they have been taken by the mysterious Black Raven – and that their parents were spies. Tanya and Shura are determined to find their family – and so Shura decides to hand himself in to the Raven. He is taken to the Grey … Continue reading THE RAVEN’S CHILDREN by Yulia Yakovleva

Apple Cake and Baklava

Title: Apple Cake and Baklava Author: Kathrin Rohmann Illustrator: Franziska Harvey My English translation published by: Darf Publishers 2018 Original title (German): Apfelkuchen und Baklava (Bastei Luebbe) Aimed at readers aged 8-12 Reviews “Ahead of World Refugee Day, a book for middle schoolers, Apple Cake and Baklava, by Kathrin Rohmann, translated from the German by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp, is just out. It’s a lovely story … Continue reading Apple Cake and Baklava

What I translated in 2017… and what’s out in 2018

This year has been an extremely busy one with some very enjoyable and satisfying books to translate. I’ve fulfilled a personal ambition: I was hoping to translate one novel from each of my three languages by the time I was 40, which I’ve managed with a couple of years to spare! It’s also been a longstanding ambition to get into children’s books, and I’ve started … Continue reading What I translated in 2017… and what’s out in 2018