Anthea Bell is one of the most renowned British translators. She has rendered numerous literary works from French, German, Danish and Polish into English. She is, however, best known for her translations of the French Asterix comics. Anthea received her OBE for services to literature and literary translation in 2010.

Anthea on translating Next World Novella:"Haunting, lyrical, wry, ironic – those are just a few of the notes struck resonantly and with great originality by Matthias Politycki in his short novel. He studies the many facets of a marriage, a close relationship apparently based on the obsession of one partner with what will become of them when they face the ‘next world’ of the title after death. But even in this world, all is not quite what it seems between husband and wife. The shifting perspectives of the novella’s emotional complexities are spellbinding."