Katy Derbyshire has lived in Berlin for twenty-five years and has been translating contemporary German writing for fifteen. She translates writers including Inka Parei, Heike Geissler, Olga Grjasnowa, Annett Gröschner and Christa Wolf. Her translations of Clemens Meyer have twice been nominated for the International Booker Prize. She occasionally teaches translation and co-hosts a monthly translation lab and the bi-monthly Dead Ladies Show. Katy also heads the V&Q Books imprint, publishing remarkable writing from Germany in English.