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Jeffrey Zuckerman

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Contributor

Jeffrey Zuckerman

Jeffrey Zuckerman is a translator of French, including books by the artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and the Dardenne brothers, the queer writers Jean Genet and Hervé Guibert, and the Mauritian novelists Ananda Devi, Shenaz Patel, and Carl de Souza. A graduate of Yale University, he has been a finalist for the TA First Translation Prize and the French-American Foundation Translation Prize, and has been awarded a PEN/Heim translation grant and the French Voices Grand Prize. In 2020 he was named a Chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.

Articles by Jeffrey Zuckerman

Carl de Souza on Mauritian History, Multilingualism, and the Events that Inspired “Kaya Days”
By Jeffrey Zuckerman
In the weeks after riots shook the seemingly tranquil island of Mauritius in 1999, the novelist Carl de Souza began writing a short, dense text that would become a nearly real-time depiction of that unreal…
So Long, Luise
By Céline Minard
This night sealed, consecrated, my future as a writer absolutely.
Translated from French by Jeffrey Zuckerman
Kari Disan
By Ananda Devi
Soft, thick, hard, slippery, sour, fresh, raw, cooked: it was a journey into the shadows of flavor.
Translated from French by Jeffrey Zuckerman
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