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Lazer Lederhendler

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Lazer Lederhendler

Lazer Lederhendler is a literary translator based in Montreal, Canada. His work has been rewarded with several distinctions, including the 2008 Governor General’s Award and the 2009 Quebec Writers Federation Translation Prize for the English version of Nicolas Dickner’s novel Nikolski, which also won the 2010 Canada Reads competition and was a finalist for the  Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize as well as runner-up for the Scott Moncrieff Prize of the Society of Authors (UK). His translation of Pascale Quiviger’s La maison des temps rompus (The Breakwater House) was shortlisted for the 2010 Governor General’s Award. Dirty Feet, Lederhendler’s translation of Les Pieds Sales by Edem Awume, was published in 2011.

Articles by Lazer Lederhendler

My Favorite Bookstore: Lazer Lederhendler on The Basement
By Lazer Lederhendler
A Bookstore in the Shape of a Back The bookstore was near the University of Ottawa campus, where I was striving for an arts degree while working as a full-time translator for the Federal government.…
The Zacharias Ascaris Affair
By Nicolas Dickner
It all began five years ago, going on six. Ballast Publishing, a fledgling British publishing house, had just launched the first (and last) novel of its catalog, The Zacharias Ascaris Affair. No one,…
Translated from French by Lazer Lederhendler
Multilingual
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