Anna Paterson

Anna Paterson is a writer and award-winning translator from the Germanic languages into English with sixteen books to date, published in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. She is currently reviews editor for Swedish Book Review. Her translation of Meeresstille, by Nicol Ljubić, was published in June as Stillness of the Sea. Her own writing has focused on the relationship between literature and politics; a recent book is about literature and environmental policy.

  •    July 2011
    The waves of mass killing that swept across the old Mitteleuropa during the 1930s and ’40s are neither forgotten nor ignored by twenty-first-century writers. Four recent novels illustrate this contemporary coverage and raise the issue of historical reality’s function in fiction.   “Righteous Jews so respect the name of G*d,” Paul Verhaeghen tells us in Omega Minor, his astonishi...