Translator Elisabeth Jaquette is determined to spread the word about Arab storytelling

Posted On May 06, 2018


Translator Elisabeth Jaquette is determined to spread the word about Arab storytelling

“Jaquette says she’s been commissioned by publishers, but most of her projects have been of her own choosing. First and foremost, she looks for books that are remarkable for their ‘style, storytelling, or how they interrogate the world.’ But she’s also looking to boost women’s voices.”

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Her translation of Basma Abdel Aziz’s The Queue has her shortlisted for the first TA First Translation Prize