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Dayla Rogers

A portrait of Dayla Rogers, a translator of Turkish.

Dayla Rogers

Dayla Rogers first learned Turkish in high school as a participant in Rotary Youth Exchange. After earning a master’s degree in education, she moved to Istanbul to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher trainer. Over time she developed a passion for Turkish literature and translation. In 2016 she received a Finalist Ribbon for her translation of Faruk Duman’s “The Rifle” and in 2017 she received a PEN/HEIM Translation Fund Grant for the novel “Wûf” by Kemal Varol. She has translated several full-length works that are available for publication.

Articles by Dayla Rogers

Translating Kemal Varol: The Challenge of Cultural References
By Dayla Rogers
Dayla Rogers’s translation of Kemal Varol’s “The Angels Who Wiped My Fate Clean” appears in the July 2017 issue: Divided Countries.We translators often get so caught up in…
The Angels Who Wiped My Fate Clean
By Kemal Varol
I was bound. I was a registered piece of inventory. I was a liability. I wasn’t going anywhere.
Translated from Turkish by Dayla Rogers