Jen Calleja is a writer and literary translator based in Hastings, East Sussex currently focusing on memoir and poetry translation. While at Cove Park she will be working towards translating German author Marion Poschmann’s multi-award-winning poetry collection Nimbus. Her translation of Poschmann’s novel The Pine Islands was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019, and she is keen to return to Poschmann’s nature writing in the green grounds of Cove Park. She will also be working on her translator memoir (working title: Fair), where she is weaving together scenes from her life and work as a literary translator into a surreal, playful hybrid memoir.

Image: Jen Calleja (Photography by Richard Phoenix)