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Aaron Robertson

Portrait of writer and translator Aaron Robertson

Aaron Robertson

Aaron Robertson is a writer, translator, and editor. His translation of Igiaba Scego’s novel Beyond Babylon (Two Lines Press, 2019) was shortlisted for multiple awards, including the PEN Translation Prize and the National Translation Award. His writing has appeared in the New York TimesDetroit Metro TimesThe NationForeign Policyn+1, and more. His first book, a history of African American utopianism, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

Articles by Aaron Robertson

An empty playground with a merry go round
Photo by Loegunn Lai on Unsplash
My Home Is Where I Am
By Igiaba Scego
Somali-Italian writer Igiaba Scego recalls her childhood experiences in the Italian educational system in this memoir.
Translated from Italian by Aaron Robertson
Publishers Need More Black Translator Friends
By Aaron Robertson
There are obstacles translators must face before the international sections of bookstores reflect the world more equitably.