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“It’s All about Appreciation.”: An Interview with Bilingual Authors and Scholars Emer O’Sullivan and Dietmar Rösler (Marion Rana)


 "Emer O'Sullivan is professor of English Literature at Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Dietmar Rösler is professor of German as a Foreign Language at Justus Liebig University, Gießen. Amongst other publications, they have co-authored eight bilingual children’s and Young Adult novels in German and English: I like you - und du? (1983), It could be worse - oder? (1984), Mensch, be careful! (1986), Butler & Graf (1988), Butler, Graf & Friends: Nur ein Spiel? (1990), Butler, Graf & Friends: Umwege (1993), Watch out – da sind sie (2005), and Switch – wer ist hier wer? (2008).

In their interview with Marion Rana, they talk about the joys and pitfalls of bilingual writing, the state of multilingual children’s literature from the 1980s to now, and how they would like to see multilingual children’s literature evolve in the future."

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