Gabi Reigh was born in Romania and moved to the UK in her teens. Her translations and fiction have been published in Modern Poetry in Translation, World Literature Today and The Fortnightly Review. She has won the Stephen Spender prize for poetry in translation and was shortlisted for the Tom-Gallon Society of Authors short story award. She is currently engaged in a translation project called Interbellum Series focusing on works from the Romanian interwar period, including the poetry of Lucian Blaga.
Gabi’s translation of ‘The Town with Acacia Trees’ by Mihail Sebastian was awarded an English Pen Translates Award in 2019 and was published by Aurora Metro in September 2019. Her translation of Sebastian’s ‘Women’ was published in 2020 and her translation of Sebastian’s hit play’ A Star of my own’ was published in 2021 , all by Aurora Metro Books. In 2022 her translation of ‘The Illuminated Burrow: A Sanatorium Journal’ by Max Blecher was published by Twisted Spoon Press in the UK.