Tina Kover

Translator

Author's Bio

Tina Kover has been a literary translator for nearly twenty years, translating works of both classic and modern literature including Alexandre Dumas’s Georges, the Goncourt brothers’ Manette Salomon, and Mahir Guven’s Goncourt Prize-winning Older Brother. She studied French at the University of Denver and the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and later worked in Prague teaching English as a foreign language. Her translation of Négar Djavadi’s Disoriental won the Albertine Prize and the Lambda Literary Award in Bisexual Fiction and was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award for Translated Literature and the PEN Translation Prize.

Publications & Prizes

Books:
A Summer with Montaigne by Antoine Compagnon, translated from the French (Europa Editions, 2019)
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Older Brother by Mahir Guven, translated from the French (Europa Editions, 2019)
;
The Little Girl on the Ice Floe by Adélaïde Bon, translated from the French (Europa Editions, 2019)
;
Disoriental by Négar Djavadi, translated from the French (Europa Editions, 2018)
;
Life, Only Better by Anna Gavalda, translated from the French (Europa Editions, 2015)
;
The Faces of God by Mallock, translated from the French (Europa Editions, 2015)
;
Hergé, Son of Tintin by Benoît Peeters, translated from the French (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011)
;
Grand Junction by Maurice Dantec, translated from the French (Ballantine/Del Rey, 2009)
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Cosmos Incorporated by Maurice Dantec, translated from the French (Ballantine/Del Rey, 2008)
;
Georges by Alexandre Dumas, translated from the French (Modern Library, 2007)
;
The Black City by George Sand, translated from the French (Carroll & Graf, 2004)
Prizes won: 

2019 Albertine Prize for Disoriental

2019 Lambda Literary Prize in Bisexual Fiction for Disoriental

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie, Vladimir Nabokov

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
British, European American, Feminist
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English, French
Born in: 
Denver, CO
Colorado
Raised in: 
Denver, CO
Colorado
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Last update: Jan 06, 2020