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Lucy Jones

Portrait of translator from German Lucy Renner Jones
Photo copyright © Nikolas Theilgaard​

Lucy Jones

Lucy Jones grew up in the United Kingdom and studied German at the University of East Anglia with W.G. Sebald. She translates fiction from German, including works by Anke Stelling, Theresia Enzensberger, and Silke Scheuermann, for a variety of international publishers such as John Murray, Scribe, Seagull, and Dialogue Books. She is the founder of Transfiction, a translators’ collective based in Berlin where she also lives. She has had her work published in SAND, Pigeon Papers NYC, Litro, and 3:AM Magazine.

Articles by Lucy Jones

A 1960s black and white photograph of a street in Rostock, East Germany
FORTEPAN / Nagy Gyula, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
The Five O’Clock Train to Rostock
By Brigitte Reimann
I can still hear her faltering voice today. My mother must have been the only one who had known what Konrad was planning.
Translated from German by Lucy Jones
Family Rules
By Anke Stelling
Anke Stelling's award-winning novel Higher Ground, translated from German by Lucy Jones, is out tomorrow from Scribe. An examination of class, friendship, and parenthood in contemporary…
Translated by Lucy Jones
Small-town Novella
By Ronald M. Schernikau
In the locker rooms, wild combat rages more openly than elsewhere.
Translated from German by Lucy Jones