This is an excerpt from the fourth major section of the book Africana (Gyldendal, 2019). Translations of other chapters can be found in Asymptote, Wilderness House Literary Review, and Delos (University of Florida Press).
PETER WOLTEMADE is an American-born literary translator who has been based in Copenhagen since 2004 and has lived in Germany and Sweden for several years respectively. After earning a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University, he studied at the University of Freiburg and at Uppsala University. He is the recipient of a Fulbright-Hays Graduate Fellowship (Berlin) and a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (Copenhagen) and is the holder of M.A. degrees in Scandinavian and German and a Ph.D. in medieval German literature from the University of California at Berkeley. His work has appeared in Border Crossing, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Exchanges, K1N, Newfound, Pusteblume, Storm Cellar, The Brooklyn Rail, The Cossack Review, The Literary Review, The Missing Slate, and Wilderness House Literary Review; three of his translations have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His translation of Stefanie Ross’s novel Nemesis was published by AmazonCrossing in 2016. A number of his book translations have been published by Gads Forlag’s Historika imprint, including several biographies by Jens Gunni Busck, Christian IV, Frederik III, Christian V, Frederik IV, Christian VIII, and Frederik VII; Birgitte Louise Peiter Rosenhegn’s Frederik VIII and Queen Lovisa; Rosenborg and Power, Splendour, and Diamonds, museum guides by Peter Kristiansen and Heidi Laura respectively; Kurt Jacobsen’s Haldor Topsøe; and Kurt Jacobsen and Anders Ravn Sørensen’s CBS. His translations of two Swedish novels are forthcoming in 2018. He has worked with translators Shaun Whiteside, Maureen Freely, Sasha Dugdale, Katy Derbyshire, and B. J. Epstein and with authors Kristof Magnusson, Kristina Sandberg, and Julia Butschkow. He tweets at @PeterSWoltemade and can be reached at email@example.com.
An Afar Triangle
Contributor Bios for Issue 12 Winter 2018
Issue 12 Winter 2018 RUTH AWAD is an award-winning Lebanese-American poet whose debut poetry collection, Set to Music a Wildfire, won the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize from Southern Indiana Review Press. She is the recipient of a 2016 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, and her work has appeared in New Republic, The Missouri Review Poem of the Week, Sixth […]
from Silence at Last by Karl-Heinz Ott
(Translated from German by Peter Woltemade)
I would have liked to flee to Marie, who would have driven this person from the city with a single brief appearance. But even the moon with its pocked face wanted, it seemed to me during this night, to mock me from a distance and to proclaim to me that I, too—as if in the […]
MAYDAY Magazine: Issue 12 Winter 2018
INTERVIEWS Eric Shonkwiler interviewed by David Bowen Power & Light Juan Gelacio interviewed by Robert Joe Stout Invisible on Paper ESSAYS Leonard Kress What Kind of Parent Lets a Thirteen-Year-Old Cancel Her Bat Mitzvah? Erinn Seifert Changing FICTION Mollie Boutell Intimates Malcolm Cumming Mere Anarchy Liz Egan Sgt. Lawson Brian Kamsoke Useful Things POETRY Ruth […]