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Alta L. Price

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Alta L. Price

Alta L. Price runs a publishing consultancy specialized in literature and nonfiction texts on art, architecture, design, and culture. She translates from Italian and German into English, and was awarded the 2013 Gutekunst Translation Prize. Her work has been featured on BBC Radio 4, Trafika Europe, Specimen, among others. Her translation of Juli Zeh’s novel New Year is forthcoming from World Editions later this year, and her translation of Giorgio Agamben’s latest book—on the life and poetry of Friedrich Hölderlin—is forthcoming from Seagull Books next year. She is currently translating Mithu Sanyal’s novel Identitti, forthcoming from Astra House.

 

Photo: Donnelly Marks.

Articles by Alta L. Price

“A Scream That Can No Longer Be Held In”: Translating Rahma Nur’s “Linguistic Threads”
By Candice Whitney, Alta L. Price & Barbara Ofosu-Somuah
Linguistic threads. IV lines and blood cells. Oppressive silencing. There is a viscerality that emerges when sitting with Rahma Nur’s poem “Fili Linguistici.” In describing her experience as…
Linguistic Threads, translated by Alta L. Price
By Rahma Nur
Afro-Italian poet Rahma Nur describes her experience as a member of a diaspora living in Italy, noting how language marks the body and how it shapes one’s sense of loss.As you make headwaybetween…
Translated from Italian by Alta L. Price
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Portrait of writer Angelo Cannavacciuolo
The City and the Writer: In Naples with Angelo Cannavacciuolo
By Nathalie Handal
Naples is the city of a hundred cities, of a hundred satellites all orbiting the unique, massive planet that is memory.
Translated by Alta L. Price
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Women Translating the Classics: An Interview with Emily Wilson, Sholeh Wolpé, and Arshia Sattar
By Alta L. Price
Translator and cofounder of the Women in Translation tumblr Alta L. Price spoke with three women translators of classical literature—Emily Wilson (Homer’s The Odyssey), Sholeh Wolpé…
There Is No Map: The New Italian(s)
By Alta L. Price
Who is Italian, what is the Italian language, and who deserves to write in it?
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