I live in Oxford but travel to London, where New Books in German is based, once a week. I visit Berlin several times a year, for work and pleasure, and attend the Frankfurt Book Fair every year.

Before moving to Oxford in 2007, I completed a PhD in Modern German Literature at University College London. My thesis was on the German-language, post-Holocaust poet Paul Celan, and his translations of French poetry. This was the basis of my monograph, which came out in 2010.

My undergraduate degree was in German and French at Cambridge University (Selwyn College, 1997-2001) and I took a Masters in European Literature at Oxford University from 2002-03. In between these studies, I spent two years living and working in Munich.