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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 Khartoum (Comma Press, 2016), Life from Elsewhere (Pushkin Press, 2015), The Book of Gaza (Comma Press, 2014), 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 first novel translation is The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz (Melville House, 2016), which received a 2014 English PEN Translates Award.

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