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Cécile Wajsbrot

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Born: 21.7.1954
Birthplace: Paris
Country of birth: France
Lives in: Berlin, Schöneberg


Source language: French
Target language: German, English

Vita

Cecile Wajsbrot was born in Paris in 1954. After finishing her Romance Philology and Comparative Studies at the Sorbonne in Paris, she began working as a teacher for French and later as a literary editor. Since 1989, she is a freelance writer and translator and she has been splitting her time between Paris and Berlin for fifteen years now.

6 Questions

What brought you to Berlin? Love? World politics? Or was it a coincidence?

World History!


What do you love about Berlin?

Just everything: the current atmosphere, the approach to dealing with the past, the hope


What do you miss in Berlin?

Friends I have in Paris


What is your favorite spot in Berlin?

The Café Sur


Would you say you are a different person in Berlin? A different translator? And if yes, in what way?

I’m not quite sure. Maybe I can move more freely in Berlin, and breathe more freely.


Which existing literary work do you wish you would have written?

"A la recherche du temps perdu" by Marcel Proust.

Awards

2016  Prix de l'Académie de Berlin

2014  Eugen-Helmlé Translation Price

2007/2008  guest of the Artists-in-Berlin-Program

Work

Publications in german

Publications in original language

Berliner Ensemble

La Ville Brûle, Montreuil, 2015 chronicles

Sentinelles

Christian Bourgois, Paris, 2013 novel

L'île aux musées

Denoël, Paris/ Christian Bourgois, Paris, 2008/ 2013 novel

Mémorial

Zulma, Paris, 2005 novel

Caspar Friedrich Strasse

Zulma, Paris, 2002 novel

Pour la littérature

Zulma, Paris, 1999 essay

Totale Eclipse

Christian Bourgois, Paris, 2014 novel

L'Hydre de Lerne

Denoël, Paris, 2011 story

Conversations avec le maître

Denoël, Paris/ Christian Bourgois, Paris, 2007, 2013 novel

Le Tour du lac

Zulma, Paris, 2004 novel

Nocturnes

Zulma, Paris, 2002 stories collection

Translated publications

Des phrases ailées Virginia Woolf

Le Bruit du Temps, Paris, 2015 selected essays

Kaltenburg Marcel Beyer

Métailié, 2010 novel

Sous les Bombes (Vergeltung) Gert Ledig

Zulma, Paris, 2003/2013 novel

Un été sans fin (Mein Bahnhofviertel) Peter Kurzeck

Diaphanes, Biel, 2013 story

Après-Guerre (Faustrecht) Gert Ledig

Zulma, Paris, 2006 novel

Les Vagues (The Waves) Virginia Woolf

Calmann-Lévy, Paris/Christian Bourgois, Paris, 1993/2008 novel