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Who's behind it all?

Susanne Just

I was born and raised in Munich, studied there and partly in London, and since autumn 2019, I have been living in Palermo.
Apart from reading, culture and learning languages, other hobbies and interests of mine are exploring cities, cooking, enjoying nature, and fashion.
I am an open-minded, cheerful, ambitious and social person, who loves taking on new challanges and meeting new people.
In addition to my work as freelancer, I teach English classes for children at the Cambridge Academy in Palermo and throughout my studies, I have been working as a waitress in an Italian restaurant.

Projects in progress

Deb Caletti, "A Heart in a Body in the World"

Practical Experience

August 2020
Betsy Uhrig, "Mehr Action, weniger Zucchini" (Atrium Verlag, Imprint WooW Books, Hamburg, March 2021)

May 2020
Adriano Sofri, "Vierzig Tage: Italien und der Beginn der Coronakrise" (edition.fotoTAPETA Berlin, June 2020).

May 2020
Translation of video subtitles for the exhibition »THOMAS MANN: DEMOCRACY WILL WIN!« at Literaturhaus München.

Since February 2020
Reader's Reports for Anne Vial Literary Scouting

Since August 2019
Freelance literary translator and Editor

Work Placements

February – April 2019
Three-month work placement in the PR department at the Literaturhaus München (“House of Literature Munich”).

May – July 2018
Three-month work placement in the license department at Random House Publishing Group in Munich.

July – August 2017
Three-month work placement at Verlag Herder in Munich.

October 2016 – February 2017
Five-month work placement at the performance rights organisation Drei Masken Verlag in Munich.

July 2016 – September 2016
Three-month work placement at the local newspaper department of the Müncher Merkur, the Dachauer Nachrichten.

March 2016 – May 2016
Three-month work placement at ipm magazin-verlag in Munich.

February 2015 – March 2015
Two-month work placement in the marketing department at ImagoTechmedia, organisational company for IT expositions in Kingston/London. Within the scope of the Intercultural Project of the Bachelor Studies at the LMU.


2018 – 2019
Master Studies in Literary Translation at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität focussing on English, second language Italian. Completed in August 2019 with the degree Master of Arts (M.A.) (grade 2,0). Subject of the thesis: “Mitz – The Marmoset of Bloomsbury” – Eine Neuübersetzung (“a new translation”) (grade 1,7).

2016 – 2018
Master English Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München focussing on literary sciences.

September 2017 – January 2018
Semester abroad in London at the University of Westminster. Completed in August 2018 with the degree Master of Arts (M.A.) (grade 1,7). Subject of the thesis: Modernist London: Female Perspectives in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, H. D.’s Bid Me to Live and Rebecca West’s The Return of the Soldier (grade 1,3).

2012 – 2015
Bachelor English Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Major subject: English. Minor subject: Language/Literature/Culture. Completed in September 2015 with the degree Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (grade 2,1). Subject of the thesis: Raplyrics – Gedichte des 21. Jahrhunderts?(“Poems of the 21st century?”).


„Read a thousand books and your words will flow like a river“

– Virginia Woolf