Literature Ireland

Adrian Duncan & Marie Hermet: A Sabbatical in Leipzig in French

Adrian Duncan reads from his novel A Sabbatical in Leipzig. Adrian is joined by Marie Hermet, who reads her French translation from her home in Paris.

Adrian Duncan is a writer and visual artist, based between Ireland and Berlin. He has published two novels, his first being Love Notes from a German Building Site, winner of the John McGahern Book Prize. His most recent novel is A Sabbatical in Leipzig, which was just shortlisted for the Kerry Group Novel of the Year Prize. His most recent publication is a collection of short stories, called Midfield Dynamo. All are published by the Irish independent publisher, the Lilliput Press.

Marie Hermet is a translator and a lecturer. She teaches on the Masters in Literary Translation at l’Université Paris-Diderot, and has worked extensively with children’s literature in translation as well as modern fiction. She has translated over sixty books, and in terms of Irish authors, she has translated works by Roddy Doyle, Donal Ryan and Dermot Bolger.

Photo of Adrian Duncan by Finn Richards; photo of Marie Hermet by J-F Dars.