We are Katha and Matthew, two recent Oxford DPhils. We started this blog to share our passion for literature. We’ll be writing about what we read—classic and contemporary literature, and a good dose of foreign books. We want to introduce English-speaking readers to foreign books and writers we love and perhaps even convince English-speaking editors to have them translated.
Born and bred in the north of Germany, I (Katha) moved to the UK in 2006 to go to university. With the exception of an Oxfordian detour, I have since made London my ‘Wahlheimat’. It is here that I am pursuing a career in publishing whilst hoping to spread the love for literature, foreign as well as English. Apart from my precious mother tongue, I love to read in French and Italian (and one fine day in Russian) and I am excited about sharing my thoughts and discoveries with you.
I (Matthew) was born in London, where I spent most of my life and completed my BA. I have spent time living, working and researching in Vienna, and also lived in Krakow for six months during my undergrad. I read as much as I can in English, German and Polish, and will be writing about great books from Poland and the German-speaking world on this blog.
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.