Workshops & Mentoring

I’ve delivered creative writing & literary translation courses, masterclasses and workshops for The British Library, Arvon Foundation, The Poetry School, British Centre for Literary Translation Summer School, American Literary Translators Association, Bristol Translates Summer School and various universities in the UK and US.

I’ve mentored emerging literary translators for the British Council and London Book Fair, and now mentor translators independently. I mentor emerging writers on a more casual, ad hoc basis.

I also supervise students on Birkbeck’s MFA Creative Writing and UEA’s MA Literary Translation programmes. I’m currently mentoring a young poet for the charity Arts Emergency.


I devise and lead workshops on creative writing and literary translation. These can be for writers writing in English and/or literary translators working from any language into English. Fiction, poetry, and German-to-English literary translation are my specialisms.

If you’re an organisation, institution or university looking to book a creative writing and/or literary translation workshop I can create a workshop suitable for different abilities and skills.


I offer low-cost mentorships to emerging literary translators from any language into English for 2, 4, 6 or 12 hours taken in 1-2 hour slots in person in London and/or over Skype. Please contact me for rates.

I’m particularly keen to mentor emerging writers and translators who are Black; disabled; living with a chronic illness; from less privileged backgrounds; who haven’t attended university; and/or are the first in their family to attend university.

My books are currently *CLOSED* for one-on-one mentoring.

My current mentees are:
John-Baptiste Oduor (German to English) – see below for an interview with JB in New Books in German magazine
Rachel Beverley (German to English)
Viv Griffiths (French & Spanish to English)

My former mentees are:
Phyllis Ang
(Chinese to English)
Sophie Atkinson (Literary translation – general)
Filiz Emre (Turkish <> English) – Goldsmiths Alumni Mentoring Scheme
Laura Francis (French to English)
Julija Gulbinovic (Lithuanian to English) – British Council/London Book Fair Translation Fellow
Jack Hargreaves (Chinese to English)
Jo Heinrich
(German & French to English)
Vijay Khurana (German to English)
Lizzy Kinch (German to English)
Tyler Langendorfer
(German to English)
Veronika Lukács
(Hungarian to English)
Valentina Marconi (working with English, Italian & Serbo-Croat)
Karen Martin (Afrikaans to English)
Elie Ochôa 
(French to English)
Lucy Rand
(Italian to English)
Roya Sarrafi-Gohar
(German & French to English)