Peter Torberg

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Peter Torberg (born July 15, 1958 in Dortmund ) is a German editor and literary translator .


After studying at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster and at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee , he began working for several years as a lecturer in a specialist publishing house. Peter Torberg has been working as a freelance translator since 1984. Since the summer semester 2015 he has been a lecturer at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. In 2020 he is "Translator in Residence" at Trinity College, Dublin.

He wrote translations of works by u. a. David Abbott , Paul Auster , David Bowie , Mark Billingham , Robert Byron , James M. Cain , Peter Carey , Jerome Charyn , Robert Dallek , Anita Desai , Garry Disher , Dave Eggers , Raymond Federman , William Golding , Christopher Hitchens , Bruce Holbert , Rudyard Kipling , John Le Carré , Dennis Lehane , Adrian McKinty , Conor McPherson , Norman Mailer , Zakes Mda , Walter Mosley , Michael Ondaatje , David Peace , Donald Ray Pollock , Richard Price , Ishmael Reed , Roger Smith , Jim Thompson , Monique Truong , Mark Twain , Tomi Ungerer, Eliot Weinberger , Irvine Welsh , Daniel Woodrell , Bob Woodward , Michael Wolff and Oscar Wilde .

Torberg is a member of the Association of German-Language Translators of Literary and Scientific Works , VdÜ.



for works translated by Torberg

German Crime Prize
  • 2006 International, 1st place, David Peace , 1974, Liebeskind
  • 2010 International, 1st place, David Peace, Tokyo in the year zero, Liebeskind; and 2nd place, Roger Smith, Cape of Darkness. Tropics
  • 2013 International, 3rd place, Donald Ray Pollock , The Devil's Craft. Love child
  • 2017 International, 1st place, Donald Ray Pollock, The Heavenly Tablet. Liebeskind and 3rd place Garry Disher , Bitter Wash Road, Unionsverlag
  • 2018 International, 1st place John le Carré , The Legacy of Spies
KrimiZEIT leaderboard. The ten best crime novels
  • 2009, 1st place, Roger Smith , Cape of Darkness. Tropics; and 3rd place, David Peace, Tokyo in year zero. Love child
  • 2012, 3rd place, Donald Ray Pollock, The Devil's Craft. Love child
  • 2017, 1st place, Garry Disher, Bitter Wash Road. Unionsverlag

Works (without translations)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Peter Torberg , English Philology, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich
  2. Peter Henning: The Enlightened Late Starter , in: Spiegel Online , April 4, 2011
  3. From the report by Peter Torberg - Brockes Scholarship 2010 ( Memento of the original of August 14, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , German Translation Fund @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /