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Sean Gasper Bye

Portrait of translator Sean Gasper Bye
Photo credit: Randl Bye

Sean Gasper Bye

Sean Gasper Bye is a translator of Polish literature, focusing on contemporary fiction and reportage. He has been a winner of the EBRD Literary Prize, Translator-in-Residence at Princeton University, and a National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellow. He lives in Philadelphia.

Articles by Sean Gasper Bye

“An Immigrant Like an Automobile”
By Malgorzata Szejnert
From preeminent Polish journalist Malgorzata Szejnert, Ellis Island: A People's History, translated by Sean Gasper Bye and out next week with Scribe Publications, pieces together a portrait of…
Translated by Sean Gasper Bye
By Mélanie Leclerc
It's as if my childhood was preparing me for the camera, the photo, the image, and the documentary.
Translated by Sean Gasper Bye
Lusia Murdered
By Cezary Łazarewicz
“Must you put on a fur when someone shouts ‘murder'?
Translated from Polish by Sean Gasper Bye
From “Foucault in Warsaw”
By Remigiusz Ryziński
Why was he the one with the keys to Michel Foucault’s apartment?
Translated from Polish by Sean Gasper Bye
Good Faith
By Jarek Westermark
Your activities over many years, as we scrupulously observed, did not provide any evidence to suggest you wished to regain your soul.
Translated from Polish by Sean Gasper Bye
By Monika Szydłowska
Heniek always wanted to leave.
Translated by Sean Gasper Bye
By Alain Blottière
This river of misery lulls his senses.
Translated from French by Sean Gasper Bye
By Sylwia Chutnik
How could anyone accuse Mr. Pawlikowski of something so awful?
Translated from Polish by Sean Gasper Bye
Painting the Occupation
By Paweł Smoleński
They locked him up for being a Kurd.
Translated from Polish by Sean Gasper Bye
A Vacation in Basra
By Mariusz Zawadzki
February 2005. Violence rages following the invasion of Iraq in 2003, and the southern port city of Basra is dominated by the militants of Muqtada al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army. The British, who are stationed…
Translated from Polish by Sean Gasper Bye