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Rebecca Heier

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Rebecca Heier

Rebecca Heier teaches and translates in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. She holds an MFA in Literary Translation from the University of Arkansas. In 2013 she was chosen as an emerging translator for the New Books in German magazine.

Articles by Rebecca Heier

Translating A Life Between in Mely Kiyak’s “The Gold Watch”
By Rebecca Heier
In 1961, Germany and Turkey signed a recruitment agreement to fill job vacancies in Germany's booming post-war economy while also providing Turkey with benefits. Young, healthy, preferably unmarried…
The Gold Watch
By Mely Kiyak
Fifty years ago, when Turkish guest workers came to Germany and telephone calls were expensive, people recorded audio tapes and gave them to friends and acquaintances traveling to Turkey. On these tapes…
Translated from German by Rebecca Heier
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