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Jane Roffe

Portrait of translator Jane Roffe

Jane Roffe

Jane Roffe’s career in translation began in the 1990s with off-the-cuff renditions of French picture books into English for her own children; she found this so much fun that she signed up to sit the Institute of Linguists’ Diploma in Translation and has been working as a freelance translator ever since. She is currently working on translations of a prize-winning YA novel, L’aube sera grandiose by Anne-Laure Bondoux, and a polemical memoir, On ne naît pas grosse by Gabrielle Deydier.

Articles by Jane Roffe

The Park Bench
By Sandrine Kao
But it’s not surprising—with everything you hear on the news, how can anyone be expected to think well of the Chinese?
Translated from French by Jane Roffe