Born in Illinois, USA, in 1954, Ruth has worked as a teacher, bilingual secretary, and finally as a translator. Her literary interests focus on children’s and young adult literature.
She spent eight years in Europe, but currently lives in Arizona. She has been a member of the American Translators Association since 1993, and served as German Language Division Administrator from 2008-2012. She has also been a member of the American Literary Translators Association from 1996-2010, and again from 2015 to the present.
She translated First There Was Silence by Leonie Haubrich, published by Amazon Crossing in 2016. A variety of other books have yet to find a publisher.
Ruth’s other publications include “Recovering from the Commune Way of Life; Sociological Perspectives of the former GDR” in German Comments: Review of Politics and Culture, Volume 48 (October 1994).
She was awarded Honorable Mention in the ATA Student Translation Award competition, 1997.