Élise Hendrick is a translator, writer, and editor based in Cincinnati, OH, US.
As a translator and editor, she works with Russian, Japanese, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Norwegian, Dutch, Portuguese, and English, specialising in legal, medical, technical, and financial documents, as well as press releases, essays, and articles.
In her writing, Élise Hendrick focuses on political commentary and satire on current issues, primarily in the US and Germany. Her main political blog, Meldungen aus dem Exil, contains mostly German-language (but some English-language) essays on freedom of speech in the US and Germany, war, the daily absurdities of the corporate media, the Israel-Palestine conflict, and issues facing the modern Left.
In addition to her political commentaries, which have been published in the online newspaper Neue Rheinische Zeitung and the alternative Jewish magazine DER SEMIT, Élise is currently working her first book, under the working title Reunion A Travelogue.
Simultaneously humourous and introspective, Reunion (planned release date: Mid-January) follows Élise on a trip through Germany, Poland, Austria, Italy, Spain, and France, to get acquainted with familiar places and explore new ones, after a ten-year absence from the Continent. The foreword to Reunion, which recounts a surreal journey from Munich to Berlin in December 1996, is being published serially to the project website (http://reuniontravelogue.wordpress.com).
July 7th 2010
This fall, starting in late September, I will be embarking on what promises to be a challenging trip through much of Western Europe. While about half of the roughly one month I've allotted myself will be spent in Germany, particularly in Berlin, I will also be travelling by rail through several countries, visiting Cologne/Köln, Vienna/Wien, Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Naples, Modena, Prague, Warsaw, Kraków, and a few other places. This trip will form the basis of my first book (or, in any case, my first finished book), working title: "Reunion - A Travelogue" (http://reuniontravelogue.wordpress.com, http://www.indiegogo.com/Reunion-A-Travelogue), which I expect to release by mid-January 2011. The foreword, which recounts a surreal trip from Munich to Berlin I made in December 1996, is being published serially to the project website. As I prepare for my first visit to Europe since ... read more