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Liesl Schillinger

Contributor

Liesl Schillinger

Liesl Schillinger is a literary critic, writer, and translator, and teaches journalism at the New School in New York City. Her articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Foreign Policy, the New York Review of Books, the New Yorker, the New Republic, the Washington Post, and other publications. She has translated novels from the French and the German for Penguin Classics, Viking, and New York Review Books, and is the author of Wordbirds: An Irreverent Lexicon for the 21st Century. In 2017 she was named a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France.

Articles by Liesl Schillinger

Drama Queen: An Interview with Ellen Stewart
By Liesl Schillinger
Ellen Stewart founded the LaMaMa Experimental Theater Company in 1961, and her groundbreaking vision helped establish the careers of Sam Shepard, Philip Glass, Harvey Fierstein, Robert Wilson, Mabou Mines,…
Standstill
By Tiziano Scarpa
To win the challenge, the ghost had made a contorted face at me, the face of a lunatic.
Translated from Italian by Liesl Schillinger
Maternal Pride
By Matteo B. Bianchi
The first pride Rosa felt on this day was for herself.
Translated from Italian by Liesl Schillinger
Animal Transport
By Wladimir Kaminer
Azeri! Prepare to die! he shouted, and fired into the sky.
Translated from German by Liesl Schillinger
Paris Lost
By Wladimir Kaminer
Our government was very generous with its citizens; it couldn't be compared to an imperialist regime.
Translated from German by Liesl Schillinger