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Edna McCown

Contributor

Edna McCown

Edna McCown translates works of fiction and nonfiction from the German, including Aimee & Jaguar by Erica Fischer and Leni Riefenstahl: A Life by Jürgen Trimborn. Among the authors she has translated are Gert Hofmann, Thomas Hürlimann, Lilian Faschinger, Alfred Döblin, and Saša Stanišić. She holds a PhD in German literature and has served on the juries of the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize and the PEN Translation Prize. In 2004 she was a founding member of the annual New Literature from Europe Festival, initiated by the Goethe-Institut.

Articles by Edna McCown

The I-Formula
By Thomas von Steinaecker & Barbara Yelin
Now, suddenly, everything was perfectly logical.
Translated by Edna McCown
from Everyone Dies, Even the Paddlefish
By Kathrin Aehnlich
The new boy with the big ears stood in the cold neon light of the cloakroom, right in the middle of the room, and his school slippers seemed to be stuck to the green linoleum. Take off your pants, Aunt…
Translated from German by Edna McCown
Other People
By Franziska Gerstenberg
You're not going to cause me any trouble now, are you, the conductor said.
Translated from German by Edna McCown
Borschtsch
By Franziska Gerstenberg
Laura and Alexander met at the billiards bar where Laura is a waitress. Laura spots Alexander the minute he walks in, she still believes in love at first sight. Alexander doesn’t say a word to anyone,…
Translated from German by Edna McCown
Berlin Bolero
By Ingo Schulze
“What a slimeball!” She pressed the glass against her cheek again. “And you go along with him. All this time you’ve been so stubborn. Then somebody like him comes along and . .…
Translated from German by Edna McCown