born in 1964 in Berlin, wrote her doctoral thesis on contemporary Latin American and German authors. Was a visiting lecturer at Tübingen and Bogotá. Has translated the works of García Lorca, Rulfo, Vargas Llosa, Marías, Cervantes, and others, since 1992. Is the recipient of the Spanish Embassy Translation Prize (2005), the Voß-Preis (2009), and an August Wilhelm von Schlegel Visiting Professorship for Poetry in Translation from the Freie Universität Berlin (2010). She lives near Barcelona.