Rosemarie Tietze is one of the most well-respected translators from Russian into German. She studied theater and Slavic and German philology and has worked as a (literary) translator, interpreter, and teacher since 1972. From 1984 to 2009 she taught at the SDI University of Applied Languages in Munich; in 2012 she was a guest lecturer at the German Institute for Literature in Leipzig and in 2012/13 held the August Wilhelm von Schlegel Visiting Professorship for Poetry at the Freie Universität Berlin. She presents Russian literature in readings and holds advanced training seminars for literary translators. On her initiative the Deutsche Übersetzerfonds e.V. was founded in 1997, which she headed until 2009. She has received numerous awards for her translations, amongst others the Paul Celan Prize in 2010 and the Literature Prize of the Stahlstiftung Eisenhüttenstadt in 2018.
As of January 2019