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In Conversation

Saskia Vogel & Jen Calleja

‘Narrative is control, dominance, purposeful withholding, flirting’

Saskia Vogel

Saskia Vogel is an author and translator from Los Angeles, now living in Berlin. Permission, her debut novel, about love, loss and BDSM, was published in four languages in 2019. She has translated leading Swedish authors such as Lina Wolff, Karolina Ramqvist, Johannes Anyuru, and Katrine Marcal, whose Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner? is published by Portobello Books. Her translations and writing have appeared in publications such as Guernica, the White Review, the OffingParis Review DailyLitHub and Two Lines. Previously, she worked as Granta magazine’s publicist.

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Jen Calleja

Jen Calleja is a writer, musician and literary translator. She has translated works by Wim Wenders, Gregor Hens, Kerstin Hensel and Michelle Steinbeck, and her translations have been featured in the New Yorker and the White Review, among others. She was the inaugural Translator in Residence at the British Library and her reviews, articles, interviews and essays have appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, Modern Poetry in Translation, Brixton Review of Books, New Books in German and elsewhere. Her short story collection I’m Afraid That’s All We’ve Got Time For is published by Prototype.

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