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Pauline Fan

Portrait of writer and translator Pauline Fan
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Pauline Fan

Pauline Fan is a writer, literary translator and cultural researcher from Malaysia. Her translation of poems by Sarawak poet Kulleh Grasi, Tell Me, Kenyalang (Circumference Books, 2019), was shortlisted for the 2020 National Translation Award in Poetry, and longlisted for the Best Translated Book Awards 2020. Her translations from German to Malay include works by Bertolt Brecht, Immanuel Kant, Rainer Maria Rilke and Paul Celan. She is Creative Director of cultural organisation PUSAKA, and Director of the George Town Literary Festival.

Articles by Pauline Fan

The Slow Burn of Inner Chaos: Six Works in Translation from Malaysia
By Pauline Fan & Adriana Nordin Manan
The sense of slipping slowly into chaos is an everyday reality here.
The Lovers of Muharram
By Fatimah Busu
On this terrible morning, everything is relentless.
Translated from Malay by Pauline Fan