Esther Kinsky is a novelist, poet, and literary translator from the Polish, English and Russian languages. Her novels include Summer Resort (2011) and, more recently, River (2018). From 2016 she held the annual Thomas Kling lectureship in Poetry at the University of Bonn. In 2017–18 she was the August Wilhelm von Schlegel Visiting Professor of the Poetics of Translation at the Free University of Berlin. Kinsky was married to the German-Scottish literary translator Martin Chalmers (1948–2014).