Browse through all of the translators in WLT.
Sharon Dolin (is the author of six poetry collections. She received grants from PEN and the Institut Ramon Llull for her translation of Gorga’s prose poems, Book of Minutes (Field Translation Series/Oberlin College Press, 2019). She lives in New York City and directs Writing About Art in Barcelona each June.
Sarah Dowling is the author of Security Posture (2009), which won the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Her scholarly work, which has appeared in GLQ and Canadian Literature, concerns contemporary multilingual poetry. A doctoral candidate in the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania, Sarah is international editor of the online poetics journal Jacket2.
Vivian Eden holds a PhD in translation studies from the University of Iowa. The author of one book of poetry and numerous articles, she translates from Hebrew into English and a bit from French. Her day job is at Haaretz’s English edition, a daily newspaper published in Tel Aviv with the International New York Times.
Thoraya El-Rayyes is a Palestinian-Canadian writer living in Amman, Jordan. Her translations of Arabic short stories have previously appeared in Saint Anne’s Review.
Eric Ellingsen is assistant professor of landscape architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and a member of Poetry-Jazz.
George Evans’s poetry collections have been published in the UK, US, and Costa Rica, including The New World, Sudden Dreams, and the bilingual Espejo de la tierra / Earth’s Mirror, translated by Daisy Zamora. He has also published two volumes of translations: The Time Tree by Vietnamese poet Huu Thinh, and The Violent Foam by Daisy Zamora.
Meng Fanjun is director of the International Association of Comparative Cultural Studies and a professor at Southwestern University’s College of International Studies in Chongqing, China.
Nicole Fares is a writer and translator. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Art Amiss, Alchemy Journal of Translation, Jadaliyya, and Youth Leader magazine, among others.
Jorge Febles teaches Spanish American literature and culture at the University of North Florida. His publications center on Cuban and Cuban American literature. He translated Luis Lorente’s poems with the assistance of Lebanese American writer Hedy Habra, author of Under Brushstrokes and Flying Carpets.
Kate Ferguson earned her MA in interpreting and translation studies at the University of Leeds. Currently based in Istanbul, she works as an interpreter trainer at Boğaziçi University and freelance translator.
Annalisa Nash Fernandez is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee’s MA in Language, Literature, and Translation program and lives in Connecticut.
Will Firth (www.willfirth.de) was born in 1965 in Newcastle, Australia. He studied German and Slavic languages in Canberra, Zagreb, and Moscow. Since 1991 he has lived in Berlin, where he works as a translator of literature and the humanities (from Russian, Macedonian, and all variants of Serbo-Croat). His translations of Montenegrin writers Slađana Kavarić, Brano Mandić, and Milovan Radojević appear in WLT’s March 2017 issue.
Poet, teacher, and activist Carolyn Forché has witnessed, thought about, and written about some of the most devastating events of twentieth-century world history. According to Joyce Carol Oates, Forché’s ability to wed the political with the personal places her in the company of such poets as Pablo Neruda, Philip Levine, and Denise Levertov (New York Times Book Review). Her memoir What You Have Heard was named a finalist for a 2019 National Book Award in Nonfiction.
Yahya Frederickson is a professor of English at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He has served as a Fulbright Scholar in Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Kyrgyz Republic. His collections of poetry include In a Homeland Not Far: New and Selected Poems (Press 53, 2017) and The Gold Shop of Ba-‘Ali (Lost Horse Press, 2014). His translations with Muhammed Shoukany of contemporary Saudi Arabian poets appear in New Voices of Arabia: The Poetry: An Anthology from Saudi Arabia (I. B. Tauris, 2012).
Todd Fredson is the author of two poetry collections as well as several translated collections. His translation of Ivorian poet Tanella Boni’s collection The Future Has an Appointment with the Dawn was a finalist for the 2019 Best Translated Book Award and the 2019 National Translation Award. His translation of Boni’s collection There where it’s so bright in me will be out in fall 2022.