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Professor Susan Bernofsky & Alumna Alexandra Kleeman ’12 2020-21 Berlin Prize Fellows
May 15, 2020

Though Columbia University still has travel restrictions in place, Bernofsky is optimistic that things will be well enough by fall to travel to Berlin for her residency with the academy.

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Alumna Nadia Foskolou ’08 Translates ‘The Viewpoint Book’ by Professor Anne Bogart and Tina Landau
April 23, 2020

Alumna Nadia Foskolou ’08 translates The Viewpoints Book by professor Anne Bogart and recent adjunct Tina Landau into Greek.

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Translations by Alumna Meg Matich ’15 Published in US and UK
March 27, 2020

Magma, a novel by Þóra Hjörleifsdóttir, translated by alumna Meg Matich ’15, will be published simultaneously in the US, by Grove Atlantic, and the UK, by Picador.

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Three Columbia Writers Finalists for 2020 Pen America Literary Awards
February 10, 2020

UPDATE 2/10/2020 PEN America recently announced finalists for the 2020 PEN Literary Awards, and Xuan Juliana Wang '11, Professor Leslie Jamison, and Ruchika Tomar '12 are among them.

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E.J. Koh Explores the Magical Language of Mothers and Daughters in New Book
December 13, 2019

The Magical Language of Others (Tin House Books), a memoir the Library Journal described as “a poignant transgenerational story of trauma in South Korea, Japan and America” is constructed around a series of letters E.

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Current Student Meg Richardson Translates ‘When You Kant Figure It Out, Ask A Philosopher’
December 12, 2019

A Dear Abby for those who like their life questions answered on a higher plane, French educator Marie Roberts’ new book, When You Kant Figure It Out, Ask a Philosopher: Timeless Wisdom for Modern Dilemmas, translated by current writing student Meg Richardson, offers perspective on the conundrums and prosaic dilemmas of daily life through the philosophy of major figures.

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‘The Wife’s Lament’ Translates into Fellowship for Alumna Gnaomi Siemens
November 20, 2019

Alumna Gnaomi Siemens '18 was recently awarded an ALTA Travel Fellowship given every year to a select group of emerging translators.

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Writers in Collaboration: When Words Become Dance
October 10, 2019

Bernofsky was involved in the performance initially as a consultant in this latest transformation of the words of the man she unabashedly calls her “first literary love.

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After a 50-year Career Professor Edith Grossman is Awarded the 2019 Ottaway Award
September 24, 2019

Adjunct Professor Edith Grossman who has brought the English-speaking world the words of Miguel de Cervantes, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mario Vargas Llosa, among many others, was recently awarded the 2019 Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature.

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