Elisabeth Jaquette


Author's Bio

Elisabeth Jaquette is a translator from the Arabic and Executive Director of the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA).

Her work has been shortlisted for the TA First Translation Prize, longlisted for the Best Translated Book Award, and supported by the Jan Michalski Foundation, the PEN/Heim Translation Fund, and several English PEN Translates Awards. Upcoming book-length translations include Thirteen Months of Sunrise by Rania Mamoun (Comma Press, 2019) and The Frightened Ones by Dima Wannous (Harvill Secker/Knopf, 2020).

Elisabeth has taught translation at Hunter College CUNY, and will be an instructor at Bread Loaf Translators' Conference in 2019. She has a MA from Columbia University, a BA from Swarthmore College, and was a CASA Fellow at the American University in Cairo. She is also a member of the translators' collective Cedilla & Co.

Publications & Prizes

The Frightened Ones by Dima Wannous, translated from the Arabic (Knopf, 2020)
Thirteen Months of Sunrise by Rania Mamoun, translated from the Arabic (Comma Press, 2019)
The Apartment in Bab el-Louk by Donia Maher, translated from the Arabic (Darf Publishers, 2018)
The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz, translated from the Arabic (Melville House, 2016)

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Last update: May 01, 2019