Duration 60 Mins

Join German novelist Clemens Meyer and his translator, Katy Derbyshire, in conversation with Lorna Shaughnessy. They will explore their work together, including While We Were Dreaming, longlisted for the 2023 International Booker Prize.

In association with Arts in Action and the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at University of Galway

Author Biographies

Clemens Meyer was born in 1977 in Halle and lives in Leipzig. Bricks and Mortar, his first novel to be published in English by Fitzcarraldo Editions, was shortlisted for the German Book Prize, awarded the Bremer Literaturpreis 2014, longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize, and shortlisted for the 2019 Best Translated Book Awards. His collection of stories, Dark Satellites, appeared with Fitzcarraldo Editions in Katy Derbyshire’s translation in 2020. While We Were Dreaming (Als wir träumten), Meyer’s debut novel, was originally published in Germany in 2007.

Katy Derbyshire translates contemporary German writers, including Judith Hermann, Selim Özdoğan and Inka Parei. Her translations of Clemens Meyer have twice been longlisted for the International Booker Prize. 

Event Location

Bank of Ireland Theatre, University of Galway

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