Caroline Waight

Caroline Waight – Translator

Award-winning literary translator working from Danish and German into English. My clients include Penguin, Harper Collins and Hachette.


I’m a literary translator with nearly a decade of experience in the industry, working from Danish and German. My clients range from major international publishing houses to small indie presses, including Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, Hachette, Granta, Pushkin Press and Scribe.

I translate both fiction and non-fiction, with recent publications including The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup (Michael Joseph, 2019), A Short History of Humanity by Johannes Krause and Thomas Trappe (Penguin Random House, 2021) and Agatha by Anne Cathrine Bomann (Sceptre, 2019).

I am the 2014 winner of the Goethe-Institut Award for New Translation.

Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime Short Story Thriller & Suspense
History Political Science & Current Affairs Psychology
German to English
  • Goethe-Institut Award for New Translation (2014)
  • Translate in the City Prize (2015)
  • IoLET Level 7 Diploma in Translation (2015)

Work experience


Mar, 2014 — Present

Thames & Hudson

Sep, 2013 — Aug, 2016 (almost 3 years)

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