03/03/2015

‘Goldfish Memory’ translated by Eluned Gramich

‘Goldfish Memory’ is a translation by UEA Creative Writing alumna Eluned Gramich of a German short story collection called ‘Goldfischgedaechtnis’ by Monique Schwitter. It is published in the UK by Parthian Books this month. Eluned (pictured) completed a BA in English at Oxford University in 2010 and graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA in 2012. Subsequently she was selected for the Daiwa Scholarship programme in 2012 to explore Japanese literature and culture while living in Tokyo. Her first published short story, ‘Oku Hanafu’, was published in Rarebit in 2014, and she is currently working on her first novel. Monique Schwitter was born in 1972 in Zurich and was awarded the Robert Walser Prize for the best literary debut of the year in 2006 for her first volume of short stories, ‘Wenn’s schneit beim Krokodil’ (‘When It Snows at the Crocodile’s’). Her novel ‘Ohren haben keine Lider’ (‘Ears Have No Lids’) was published in 2008.

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