Two decades of experience translating legal and corporate documents, as well as scholarly texts in both the humanities and pure and applied sciences. Since 2015 I have focused mainly on literary translation, with eighteen books published. I was awarded a Fellowship in Translation by the National Endowment for the Arts in 2010, and I have won the Albertine Prize and the Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Fiction for my translation of DISORIENTAL and was a finalist for the (U.S.) National Book Award, the PEN Translation Prize, the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation, and the Scott Moncrieff Prize for the same work.
WINNER 2019 ALBERTINE PRIZE WINNER 2019 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST 2019 CLMP FIRECRACKER AWARD FINALIST 2019 BEST TRANSLATED BOOK AWARD WINNER LE PRIX DU ROMAN NEWS WINNER STYLE PRIZE WINNER 2016 LIRE BEST DEBUT NOVEL WINNER LA PORTE DORÉE PRIZE ONE OF THE GLOBE & MAIL’S BEST BOOKS OF 2018 In this high-spirited, kaleidoscopic story, key moments of Iranian ... read more
”Superb...[Older Brother] accomplishes what the best kind of reporting can do: wade into questions that resist simple answers, while restoring dignity to its characters.”―The New York Times Books ReviewOlder Brother is the poignant story of a Franco-Syrian family whose father and two sons try to integrate themselves into a society that doesn’t offer them many opportunities. The father, an athe... read more
Michel de Montaigne embodies the Humanist ideal. Curious, measured, contemplative yet not unworldly, witty, free of prejudice, and urbane. But what does Montaigne have to tell us about how to think and live today? In forty short, erudite and lively chapters written over a single summer, Antoine Compagnon seeks answers to that question. In A Summer with Montaigne, Compagnon invites his readers ... read more
Tintinology [tin-tin-ol-uh-jee] noun ― The study of the works of comic creator Hergé and the cultural impact of Tintin, his best-known and most influential character.The adventures of Tintin and his dog, Snowy, have captivated people worldwide since they first appeared as an insert in the Belgian Catholic newspaper Le Vintième Siècle in 1929. Available for the first time in English, this insig... read more
Long out of print in America, Alexandre Dumas’s most daring narrative is now available in this major new translation by Tina A. Kover. Filled with intrigue, romance, and deadly vengeance, Georges is the story of a wealthy mulatto boy who is driven from his island home by racist landowners. Returning to Mauritius as an accomplished young man, Georges pits his strength against a powerful plantat... read more
Nikonor is an eccentric and scholarly snob, a mycomaniac who has just made it to the Château de la Charlanne where he spent his childhood in the company of his twin sister, Anastasie. After all these years, it is not quite clear what brings him back to la Charlanne—an isolated and somewhat derelict castle located in the heart of the French countryside—but he is keen to share various memories w... read more
When Adélaïde’s parents find her mute and unable to explain why she is crying, they bring her to the police station and file a complaint against “X” for sexual assault. Adélaïde grows up without showing any outward signs of damage. As a teen and then as an outwardly cheerful young woman, she suffers in silence, battling her demons alone.Twenty-three years later, Adélaïde receives a call from t... read more
Mathilde is twenty-four. She has abandoned her studies in art history in lieu of a menial job and lives in a house she shares with twin sisters. One day she forgets her bag in a café and a week later an unknown man returns it to her. Following this encounter, Mathilde decides to throw caution to the wind and change her life entirely. Yann is twenty-six, a university graduate, unemployed. There... read more
Murder and depravity are Police Commissioner Amédée Mallock’s daily bread. As far as he is concerned, mankind has been thoroughly abandoned by God, and the visions that haunt him do nothing to disabuse him of this notion. But nothing he has encountered has prepared him for the sudden appearance of a serial killer dubbed “the Make-up Artist.” The bodies of the killer’s first victims, found in f... read more
When Bardo, an architect and poet, dies, his twin brother's first thought is to suspect the intriguing red-haired Ophelia, Bardo's love, who has vanished. A chase across northern Europe commences, which is an elevating initiation to a dimension and understanding the brother narrator ignored. Through the voyage, the past reveals its real visage, while a mysterious child guides the characters to... read more
Set against the backdrop of France's industrial revolution, this 1859 novel by the controversial, passionately socialist George Sand follows the fortunes of the dynamic, young metal smith Etienne Lavoute, known as Sept-Epees (or Seven Blades), as he strives to free himself not from the working class but from the woes imposed upon it by grasping mill owners. While ambition is the spur that prom... read more
“I received both volumes at eleven o’clock this morning and I’ve just finished them. In other words, my dear fellows, Manette Salomon has enraptured me for an entire day. It’s stunning, dazzling, intoxicating. I have tears in my eyes. So I must unleash these feelings on you, without pausing to sort them out first.”So wrote Flaubert, in a letter to the brothers Edmond and Jules de Goncourt on N... read more
Visionary, gripping, sumptuous and tantalizing, Grande Junction is a masterwork of hip, literary science fiction.On October 4, 2057, most electronic devices on Earth are infected and destroyed by unknown viruses, and billions of people dependent on machine interfaces are killed as a result. Twelve years later, the survivors are sunk in a new Dark Age, a grim afterworld in which the only law is... read more
The first major English translation of one of France’s most admired writers, Cosmos Incorporated is a triumph of science fiction–a masterwork of cataclysm, mysticism, and suspense.Fifty years of warfare, disease, and strife have decimated the world’s population. Those who remain are motes in the mind of UniWorld, a superstate that monitors humanity via a vast computer metastructure that catalo... read more
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Italian translator with 25 years of experience. I worked on novels by British and American authors such as Maya Angelou and Andrew O'Hagan.