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Ross Ufberg

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Ross Ufberg

Ross Ufberg is a writer, translator, PhD candidate at Columbia University in the Slavic Department, and cofounder of New Vessel Press, a publishing house which specializes in foreign literature in translation. His fiction and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in the Jewish Daily Forward, World Literature Today, Heeb, Habitus, Inventory, and Modern Poetry in Translation, among others. Memoirs of A Gulag Actress, a translation from the Russian with Yasha Klots, was published by Northern Illinois University Press (NIUP) in 2010; Beautiful Twentysomethings, a translation from Polish of the memoir of the writer Marek Hlasko, is forthcoming from NIUP. His translation of Moldovan author Vladimir Lorchenkov's Russian-language novel The Good Life Elsewhere, from which this piece was excerpted, is forthcoming from New Vessel Press.

Articles by Ross Ufberg

From the Translator: On Flowers and Maps
By Ross Ufberg
Mark Twain once joked that God created war so Americans could learn geography. Luckily for us, humanity countered with a solution of its own: translation.I believe most Americans, upon hearing the word…
from “The Good Life Elsewhere”
By Vladimir Lorchenkov
Mingir, a village in the Hincesti region, was famous throughout Moldova for its residents, who habitually trafficked in kidneys. What’s more, the kidneys were their own. There were already thirty…
Translated from Russian by Ross Ufberg
The Garden
That Friday when my parents finished their work in the garden, my mother’s pant-legs and the tops of my father’s boots were covered in pollen. It turned into a yellowish paste where it touched…
Translated from Finnish by Ross Ufberg
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