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Martin Chalmers

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Martin Chalmers

Martin Chalmers grew up in Glasgow. After many years in Birmingham and London, he now lives in Rixdorf in Berlin. Book translations include work by Herta Mueller, Erich Fried, Hubert Fichte and Alexander Kluge as well as The Diaries of Victor Klemperer. Recently published are translations of Hans Magnus Enzensberger under the titles The Silences of Hammerstein and (with Esther Kinsky) A History of Clouds.

Articles by Martin Chalmers

from “The Final Cut”
By Patrick Hofmann
The butcher turned around, the kidneys in her left hand, the knife in her right.
Translated from German by Martin Chalmers
from “The All-Rounder”
By Burkhard Spinnen
At about three Farwick leaves the office building at one end of the market place. Just outside the door he stops. Is it warm or isn’t it?
Translated from German by Martin Chalmers
Death of a Swan
By Sherko Fatah
Later it wasn’t easy for Michael to believe that they had really been capable of it. It must have been because it was Christmas Eve, one of the last of the century, because of the solemn air of…
Translated from German by Martin Chalmers
Love
By Esther Kinsky
The villages here are small and scattered. The houses are low, and trees hardly reach the height of the roofs before they begin to grow crooked. Once a young girl lived in a low-built, brown wooden house…
Translated from German by Martin Chalmers