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Alex Zucker

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Alex Zucker, winner of the ALTA National Translation Award and an English PEN Award for Writing in Translation, has translated novels by Czech authors Jáchym Topol, Petra Hůlová, Patrik Ouředník, and Miloslava Holubová. In 2014 he did new subtitles for the digitally restored version of Closely Watched Trains, the 1966 Czechoslovak New Wave classic based on the Bohumil Hrabal novella. His forthcoming translations include Heda Margolius Kovály’s Innocence, or, Murder on Steep Street (Soho Press), and Tomáš Zmeškal’s Love Letter in Cuneiform (Yale Press). He lives in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, NY.

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