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Wendell Ricketts

Portrait of translator Wendell Ricketts
Contributor

Wendell Ricketts

Wendell Ricketts is a translator, writer, and editor. In addition to The Wrong Door: The Complete Plays of Natalia Ginzburg, an early version of which received the PEN American Center Renato Poggioli Prize for translation, he is the translator of Woman Bites Dog: The Mafia’s War on Italian Women Journalists; Twenty Cigarettes in Nasiriyah: A Memoir; Trilobites: The Back To The Past Museum Guide; various Giovannino Guareschi stories in the “Don Camillo” series (Pilot Productions); and, with Giuseppe Iacobaci, La Canzone di Orfeo by David Almond, a finalist in 2019 for both the Mare di Libri Prize and the Orbil Prize for young adult literature.

Articles by Wendell Ricketts

The Lost Language of Crane Operators
By Matteo B. Bianchi
Perhaps I’m not ready yet to plan out my entire future, but right now these are the arms I need around me.
Translated from Italian by Wendell Ricketts
Pansies
By Giancarlo Pastore
I’d never found the plant or flower that could serve as punctuation.
Translated from Italian by Wendell Ricketts
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