Jamie Bulloch

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Jamie Bulloch is a British historian and translator of German literature.

Life and work[edit]

Jamie was born at East Dulwich Hospital on 6 September 1969. He grew up in Tooting, attending first Rosemead School, then Whitgift School, where he opened the bowling for the 1st XI.

After studying modern languages at Bristol University, he obtained an MA in Central European History at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES). He took a couple of years out from studying to teach French and German at St Dunstan's College in London, then resumed with a PhD in interwar Austrian history,[1] in which he was supervised by Martyn Rady. He taught German language and Central European History at SSEES, UCL, King's College London and Warwick University, and he has written a book on Karl Renner in the 'Makers of the Modern World' series.[2]

Recent literary translations include The Capital by Robert Menasse (MacLehose Press), Elefant by Martin Suter (4th Estate), Look Who's Back by Timur Vermes (MacLehose Press), which was longlisted for the 2016 IMPAC award and 2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, and The Last Summer by Ricarda Huch (Pereine Press). His translation of Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman was praised by the Times Literary Supplement.[3] He and his wife, Katharina Bielenberg, jointly translated Daniel Glattauer's hit novel, Love Virtually, and its sequel, Every Seventh Wave, both of which were adapted into radio plays starring David Tennant and Emilia Fox. His translation of The Mussel Feast won the 2014 Schlegel-Tieck Prize.[4] Zen and the Art of Murder was shortlisted for the 2018 Crime Writers Association International Dagger.[5]

Jamie and Katharina live in London with their three daughters.[6] His father is actor Jeremy Bulloch, best known for his portrayal of Boba Fett in the Star Wars films.


As author[edit]

As translator[edit]

Jointly translated with Katharina Bielenberg