Elisabeth Jaquette

Elisabeth Jaquette is a translator from the Arabic. She holds an MA from Columbia University, a BA from Swarthmore College, and was a CASA Fellow at the American University of Cairo. Her work has been published in The Book of Gaza (Comma Press, 2014), Life from Elsewhere (Pushkin Press, 2015), the Guardian, and Asymptote, among other places. She is also the Arabic reading group chair for UK publisher And Other Stories, and a judge for the 2016 PEN Translation Prize. Her translation of The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz received a 2014 English PEN Translates Award, and is forthcoming with Melville House in 2016.