Michael Krug

Michael Krug – Translator

Outstanding experience in literary translations – 20+ years, 300+ titles


In more than 20 years I've head the honor and pleasure to work with both traditional publishers like Lübbe, Blanvalet and Festa and with a number of highly successful and talented self-publishers.

I delight in providing top-notch translations of virtually any kind of fiction, taking great care to make sure they do NOT read like translation. In addition, I always try to customize the diction to the target audience.

The genres I've covered range from fantasy, horror and thrillers all the way to different varieties of romance, from smoochy or humorous via spicy and hot down to dark and kinky.

Action & Adventure Contemporary Fiction Fantasy Historical Fiction Mystery & Crime Romance Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense
English to German

Work experience


Mar, 2003 — Present

While I started out as a full-time freelance translator in 2003, I had done literary translations before already from 1995.


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Scott B.

Scott B.

Aug, 2023

It was a pleasure to work with Michael. I love it when I work with a professional that doesn't need any "handholding". With Michael, you can just give him your project, and trust that you'll get it back completed and on time, with no hassle. I give Michael ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! Highly recommend!

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