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Jessica Cohen

Contributor

Jessica Cohen

Jessica Cohen is a freelance translator born in England, raised in Israel, and living in Denver. She translates contemporary Israeli prose, poetry, and other creative work. Her translations include David Grossman’s critically acclaimed To The End of the Land, and works by major Israeli writers including Etgar Keret, Rutu Modan, Dorit Rabinyan, Ronit Matalon, Amir Gutfreund, and Tom Segev, as well as Golden Globe–winning director Ari Folman. She is a past board member of the American Literary Translators Association and has served as a judge for the National Translation Award.

Articles by Jessica Cohen

Instructions for Eating Granny Ora’s Kibbeh
By Moshe Sakal
Israeli cuisine is a mystery, a black hole, a utopia.
Translated from Hebrew by Jessica Cohen
Multilingual
Spider
By Moshe Ron
Nor did the female members of that tiny minority of your loyal following escape your sleazy attentions.
Translated from Hebrew by Jessica Cohen
from “What You Wished For”
By Agur Schiff
There was, for example, his fascinating report of how he trained a wolf pup while hiding out as a partisan in the woods near Minsk.
Translated from Hebrew by Jessica Cohen
Multilingual
How Old is the Queen of England?
By Agur Schiff
The old dog lumbers beside me, exhaling and inhaling laboriously and tracking my steps with her bowed head turned white with old age. Owls perch on the branches canopying the path, against the indigo…
Translated from Hebrew by Jessica Cohen
Multilingual
Dafna
By Yael Hedaya
So what is the moment? What does it look like? What shape does it take and when does it occur, that instant which is not a moment and yet is everything? And why does it slip away from her time after time…
Translated from Hebrew by Jessica Cohen
The Eternal Invalid and the Beloved
By Hanoch Levin
IA young man, an eternal invalid, loved a girl, but she was merely fond of him. They met for a while and even kissed. How did this come about? As far as the invalid was concerned, it was clear: he loved…
Translated from Hebrew by Jessica Cohen
Our Holocaust
By Amir Gutfreund
The Holocaust extended its reach beyond the neighborhood. Traces of Shoah lurked in the most surprising places, like the little shops where Dad went to order wallpaper or buy light bulbs. He often took…
Translated from Hebrew by Jessica Cohen
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