Apple Cake and Baklava

Apple Cake and Baklava, by Kathrin Rohmann, is a novel for late primary kids and early secondary, dealing with asylum, how it feels to be a refugee, parallels between WWII and Syria, grandmas, recipes, a lost walnut that means the world and a budding friendship between Max and Leila. I love this book and can’t wait to see it in UK schools and libraries from … Continue reading Apple Cake and Baklava

Thankless Stranger

Irena Brežná, The Thankless Stranger

Title: The Thankless Stranger (Die Undankbare Fremde) Author: Irena Brežná Translator of sample: Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp (available as PDF on request) Translation commissioned by: New Books in German, 2012 The background I was accepted to join the Emerging Translators’ scheme, a great initiative run by New Books in German, which involves translating an extract of a novel and the opportunity to discuss my work and … Continue reading Irena Brežná, The Thankless Stranger