Jesse Kirkwood


I am a London-based freelance translator working from Japanese, French and Polish into English. My primary focus is the translation of Japanese literary fiction, but I also translate academic and art-related writing.

In 2020 I was awarded the Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize for my translation of ‘Nocturne’ by Yūshō Takiguchi, which was published on Granta and can be viewed here.

For all enquiries, please contact me at jessekirkwood [at] gmail [dot] com