Bettina Bergmann, born in Berlin in 1985, became a translator by accident rather than design. She holds a Bachelor's degree in German and Baltic Studies and a Master's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Greifswald. She translated "Jelgava 94" by Jānis Joņevs from Latvian into German in 2021, followed by "Berlin" by Andris Kuprišs in 2022. She also works as a freelance editor and dreams of translating nature writing and gothic novels.
Jelgava 94 (Jelgava 94)
Title: Jelgava 94
Title*: Jelgava 94
Joņevs' debut in the genre of novel has proved to be a real hit and bestseller in Latvia. Set in the 1990s in the town of Jelgava, the story is centered on the rather short-lived craze for the alternative culture of heavy metal music.
Berlin is a collection of 21 prose pieces and one short novella by Andris Kuprišs.