Melitta Depner,, is a qualified computer scientist from Germany. For several years she worked as a software developer at the Institute for Medical Radiation at Julius Maximilian University, Würzburg. For around 40 years, however, she has made her hobby – languages and translation of literature, mainly poetry – into her profession. She translates from and into German, English, Italian, Romanian and Gurbet-Romani and from Yiddish. In 2016 she won the Vienna Romano Centro competition for translation into Romani. She has translated many books, mainly of poetry, as well as individual poems that have been published in various magazines.

Melitta Depner is the team member in the RomArchive’s literature section with responsibility for translation into Romani.