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Translators' Profiles From German

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Translators' Profile

Domingo Raymond Nacion 

Domingo, or Dom as he is known to his students at the Goethe-Institut Manila, is a Filipino from Manila, Philippines.

Jana Grohnert

Jana Grohnert is a PhD candidate in Literary Translation Studies at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and a bilingual translator working with English, German and French into English and German. 

Dr M. Kharis

Dr M. Kharis is lecturer at Universitas Negeri Malang with a PhD in Language and Literature Education. 

Partha Chattopadhyay

Partha Chattopadhyay graduated in Zoology from the University of Calcutta. He moved to Switzerland in 1990, earned a diploma in Computer Applications

Piyakal Sinprasert

Piyakal Sinprasert completed her bachelor’s degree at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Thammasat University, majoring in German, and her master’s in German Literature from University of Constance. 

Tiya Hapitiawati

Tiya Hapitiawati lives in Bogor and works a a literary translator from German language into Indonesian...

Sulagna Mukhopadhyay

As a student of Comparative Literature at Jadavpur University Sulagna Mukhopadhyay has always taken...

Diandra Rizkyutami

Diandra Rizkyutami is a certified general translator for German-Indonesian, English-Indonesian, and Indonesian-English, granted by the Association of Indonesian Translators.

Dr Xiujie Wu

Xiujie Wu was born in 1967 in Liaoning, PR China. She studied Chinese Literature, Folklore Studies and Ethnology in Beijing, Shenyang and Berlin.

Dr Weijie Ring

Dr Weijie Ring is a literary translator with a PhD in German literature from University of Erlangen, Germany.

Ester Tapia

Ester Tapia, born on May 24, 1957  is a recipient of the Unyon ng Mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (Writers union of the Philippines) Gawad Balagtas Award for Cebuano Poetry in 2019

Anya Malhotra

Anya Malhotra was fortunate to grow up trilingually, speaking English, German and Hindi.

Etty Prihantini Theresia

Etty Prihantini Theresia was born in Central Java, Indonesia.  After a couple of years living in the US and Yemen, she has moved to Germany and has been living in Frankfurt am Main since 2011.

Naoko Hosoi

After studying German literature in Tokyo and in Cologne she started working as a freelance translator with a mai...

Ayano Inukai

Born in Nagoya, Japan. She majored in German Studies at International Christian University in Tokyo and Tokyo Metropolitan University, where she earned her doctoral degree with a thesis on the (Un-)translatability of Experimental Works by Arno Schmidt. In 2008 she started her career as a part-time lecturer of German as a foreign language at several universities in Tokyo and since 2014 she holds the position of Assistant Professor at Tokyo Metropolitan University. Besides her academic work, she translates German texts into Japanese. In 2018 she was awarded the 3rd Kakehashi-Literaturpreis (co-funded by Merck Group and Goethe-Institute Tokyo) for her translation of the novel “Indigo” by Clemens J. Setz. Ayano Inukai lives in Tokyo and works on the translation of short stories by Clemens J. Setz.

Niloufar Behin

Niloufar Behin, born in Shiraz, Iran, in 1971, now lives with her family in Tehran. She studied translation and...

Ashani Shalika Ranasinghe

Ashani Shalika Ranasinghe finished reading for her Bachelor of Arts at Kelaniya University in 2000

Sunanda Mahajan

Sunanda Mahajan earned a degree in German Studies from the University of Pune. After completing her teach...

Dr. Huiru Liu, Trier, Germany

Born in August 1960 in Xinzhou, China, Huiru Liu first studied German at Fudan and Peking University. After completing his bachelor's degree, he continued his studies in Modern German Literature, Philosophy and Rhetoric at the University of Tübingen in 1983.

Ariuntsetseg Ganbold

Ariuntsetseg Ganbold was born in Baruun-Urt in Mongolia in 1976 and attended secondary schools in Mongolia and Buryatia in Russia.

Gulnoz Nabieva, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Gulnoz Nabieva, born on June 4, 1981 in Samarkand, studied German and English at the Samarkand University for Foreign Languages and at the National Mirzo Ulugbek University of Uzbekistan.

Hendarto Setiadi

Hendarto Setiadi has been working as a freelance translator in the language pairs German-Indonesian and English-Indonesian since 1986. 

Fuminari Niimoto

Fuminari Niimoto is Professor of German Studies at Meiji University in Tokyo. 

Inna Herlina

Inna Herlina grew up in Jakarta but lives in Germany since 1992.

Romit Roy

The alumnus of the department of German Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, is working as a lecturer for German at Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, in West Bengal, since 1990. 

Milind Sant

Equipped with multiple language skills, Milind Sant shares his knowledge since 2015 to present day with students and working professionals alike.

Anchalee Topeongpong

Anchalee Topeongpong initially earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in German from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.

Lenny Kaye Bugayong

Lenny Kaye Bugayong was born in Zurich. She holds a degree in German language teaching and English Literature & Linguistics (M.A.)