Bob Cantrick grew up in the United States and attended college at the University of Rochester, NY, earning a BA degree in German. He subsequently studied at Indiana University (Bloomington, IN) under a graduate teaching assistantship and spent two years studying at several universities in Germany under a graduate fellowship. Since then he has worked off and on as a freelance translator, in-house translator and editor, and legal secretary translator. In recent years he has concentrated on literary translation. He is looking for publishers for English translations of two German novels and has begun work on a third.
In 2016 he was one of the winners of the New Books in German Translation Competition.
Issue 11 - Winter 2016