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Michael F. Moore

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Michael F. Moore

Michael F. Moore is the former chair of the Translation Committee of the PEN America Center and of the Advisory Board of the PEN-Heim Translation Fund. For many years he was an interpreter on the staff of the Italian Mission to the United Nations. His translations from Italian include, most recently, a new translation of the classic historical novel The Betrothed, by Alessandro Manzoni, coming out in Fall 2022 from the Modern Library.

Articles by Michael F. Moore

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The Lost Translator
By Michael F. Moore
It is all the more disturbing, then, that neither Gyllenhaal in her interviews nor the film’s end credits or press kit makes any mention of the translator whose work was the basis for the script: Ann Goldstein.
Other Destinations
By Domenico Starnone
When I was eight years old I decided to run away from home. There's no sense explaining why right now. Maybe some other time. Let's just say that where I used to live, on via Vincenzo Gemito 64,…
Translated from Italian by Michael F. Moore
from Three Horses
By Erri De Luca
I’m at Laila’s door again with a bottle under my arm and a thought which I blurt out at the entrance. I tell her immediately that it’s the end of February, and the apricot tree is already…
Translated from Italian by Michael F. Moore