PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983
For many years an academic with a special interest in Austrian literature and culture, Mike Mitchell has been a freelance literary translator since 1995. He is one of Dedalus's editorial directors and is responsible for the Dedalus translation programme.
He has published over seventy translations from German and French, including Gustav Meyrink’s five novels and The Dedalus Book of Austrian Fantasy. His translation of Rosendorfer's Letters Back to Ancient China won the 1998 Schlegel-Tieck Translation Prize after he had been shortlisted in previous years for his translations of Stephanie by Herbert Rosendorfer and The Golem by Gustav Meyrink.
His translations have been shortlisted three times for The Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prize: Simplicissimus by Johann Grimmelshausen in 1999, The Other Side by Alfred Kubin in 2000 and The Bells of Bruges by Georges Rodenbach in 2008.
His recent translations include Hans Cadzand's Vocation (and other stories) by Georges Rodenbach, Where Tigers Are At Home by Jean-Marie Blas de Robles, The Lairds of Cromarty by Jean-Pierre Ohl and My Little Husband by Pascal Bruckner.
His biography of Gustav Meyrink: Vivo: The Life of Gustav Meyrink was published by Dedalus in November 2008.
His website can be visited at homepages.phonecoop.coop/mjmitchell