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Deborah Hoffman

Portrait of translator Deborah Hoffman

Deborah Hoffman

Deborah Hoffman is an attorney and freelance translator. She received a 2005 PEN Translation Fund Grant and recently published an article, coauthored with Nadezhda Korchagina, in Ohio Slavic Papers on translating Russian postmodern fiction. Her translations have appeared in the Toronto Slavic Quarterly, the Literary Review, Words without Borders, Russian Life, and Chtenia. Most recently she translated two short stories by the contemporary Russian authors Vladimir Sorokin and Zahar Prilepin for the anthology Life Stories, a joint Russian-American project whose proceeds will support a fund dedicated to hospice care.

Articles by Deborah Hoffman

The Golem in the Mirror
By Nadezhda Gorlova
I dreamed of Prague at night. It looked the way each of us to whom the words “Old City” speak at least a little would imagine. I knew the Golem had returned, and I ran through the streets…
Translated from Russian by Deborah Hoffman