Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp is a literary translator working from German, Russian and Arabic into English, whose work has been shortlisted for the Helen & Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize, the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize and the GLLI Translated YA Prize. She translates novels, non-fiction and children’s books and her published translations include books from Germany, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Russia, Switzerland and Syria. Her translation from German of The Magical Bookshop by Katja Frixe, illustrated by Florentine Prechtel, is out from Oneworld/Simon & Schuster in May 2021.