Iryna Herasimovich is a translator and essayist from Belarus. She was born in Minsk in 1978 and has been a freelance translator since 2009. She has translated works by Lukas Bärfuss, Georg Büchner, Monika Rinck, Nora Gomringer, Mehdi Moradpour, Jonas Lüscher, Michael Köhlmeier, Franz Hohler and Franz Kafka into Belarusian. She has already led the Belarusian-German ViceVersa translators’ workshop three times. Since 2018, she has curated the translation part of the Literature Intermarium forum in the artists’ village Kaptaruny. She also works as a dramaturg and curator in the field of visual arts and is a member of the German Academy for Language and Poetry in Darmstadt. She has been a doctoral candidate at the Slavic Department of the University of Zurich since 2021.