Jen Calleja is based in Hastings, East Sussex. She is a second-year PhD Candidate in Creative and Critical Writing at the University of East Anglia.
Jen has been working as a freelance writer and literary translator since 2012. She writes short fiction, poetry and essays, for which she has been shortlisted for the Short Fiction/University of Essex Prize and longlisted for the Ivan Juritz Prize, and she is working towards completing her second novel. Her short fiction collection I’m Afraid That’s All We’ve Got Time For (Prototype) and pamphlet essay Goblins (Rough Trade Books) were both published last year, and she has previously published two collections of poetry. Jen has translated over a dozen works of German-language literature, and was shortlisted for both the Man Booker International Prize and the Schlegel-Tieck Prize. As part of a creative-critical PhD she is exploring autobiographical writing by literary translators about translation and writing her own translator memoir.
Image: Jen Calleja (Photography by Richard Phoenix)