Languages: French, German
Location: Republic of Ireland
Anna lives on the Wild Atlantic Way in the Republic of Ireland and has also lived in Northern Ireland, England, France, Germany and the USA.
Anna was awarded a first-class degree in Modern Languages from Oxford University in 1998 and gained post-graduate qualifications in Human Rights and Law. Anna became a full-time freelance translator specialising in legal translation in 2012. She convenes Sligo Translators Powwow, a group of translators, linguists and others studying, teaching or interested in languages and poetry in translation, based in and around County Sligo.
Anna was previously employed as a human rights lawyer where she represented men, women and children fighting to be recognised as refugees and acted as an international trial observer for Amnesty International at the court martial of a US conscientious objector in Germany. She has written and spoken widely on migrant rights, including writing for openDemocracy, the Institute of Race Relations and The Guardian and speaking at an International Symposium in connection with the exhibition Turbulence, December 2017 - April 2018 at The Model, Sligo, Ireland.
Anna’s love of language extends to writing poems and facilitating expressive writing workshops in the community and in prisons.