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Liz Waters

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Liz Waters

Liz Waters (b. 1960) graduated in philosophy and theology at the University of Manchester and worked at a literary agency in Amsterdam before becoming a freelance translator, mainly of quality nonfiction. She has translated Linda Polman, Fik Meijer, Paul Scheffer, and Lieve Joris among others.

Articles by Liz Waters

Ketamine
By Thijs de Boer
I open the back door and the dog pushes its way out past my legs and runs into the woods at the back of our house. It’s already dark outside and I’m so hungover that I realize only then what…
Translated from Dutch by Liz Waters
Ten Floors
By Ton Rozeman
Girls, women, he’s beginning to fathom them. On the Internet, stripped of shirts, underwear, false modesty, pretty much everything, they reveal their nature. With each click of the mouse more appear…
Translated from Dutch by Liz Waters
White Feather
By Sanneke van Hassel
When I wake those damned blackbirds are there again. They cover my whole balcony in shit. There are two of them, but usually only the male shows himself and the female stays next door. White Feather I…
Translated from Dutch by Liz Waters
The Bearded Lady
By Annelies Verbeke
Just as no one can combat the graying of the population by dying their hair, so Emmy Debeuckelaer could not keep her sorrow at bay by giving herself a good shave. At the age of about sixteen, when the…
Translated from Dutch by Liz Waters
The East
By Lieve Joris
The high school was a large red-brick colonial building on a hill covered in scrawny pine trees at the edge of Bukavu. There were better schools in town, but you had to take an entrance exam and Elias…
Translated from Dutch by Liz Waters
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