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Margot Bettauer Dembo

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Margot Bettauer Dembo

Margot Bettauer Dembo is a professional translator. Among the authors she has translated are Judith Hermann, Robert Gernhardt, Joachim Fest, Ödön von Horvath, Feridun Zaimoglu, and Hermann Kant. She was awarded the Goethe-Institut/Berlin Translator's Prize in 1994 and the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize in 2003. Dembo also worked as a translator for two feature documentary films, The Restless Conscience, nominated for an Academy Award, and The Burning Wall.

Articles by Margot Bettauer Dembo

from “Leyla”
By Feridun Zaimoglu
My teacher was standing at the entrance to the schoolyard, watching me as I walked away. Now finally I can hide the front part of me from him, and I unbutton my white smock collar, holding the ends together…
Translated from German by Margot Bettauer Dembo
from “Twelve Grams of Happiness”
By Feridun Zaimoglu
This WorldAn Invocation to God – IHe asked me to meet him at the Kreuzberger Café, promising to tell me a story I could use while still staying within the confines of propriety. His call came at…
Translated from German by Margot Bettauer Dembo
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