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John Vater

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John Vater

John Vater received an MFA in literary translation from the University of Iowa. He translates from Hindi. He was selected as the “Emerging Translator” from the US in 2018 for the Banff International Literary Translation Centre residency. His essays have appeared in 91st Meridian and The Quint, and he has a forthcoming translation in the Asia Literary Review.

Articles by John Vater

By Suraj Badtiya
Although his name wasn’t Gujji to begin with, he was Gujji now.
Translated from Hindi by John Vater