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Carol Brown Janeway

Carol Brown Janeway, born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1944, was an editor and award-winning translator. After studying languages at Cambridge, Janeway joined Alfred A. Knopf as a vice president, senior editor, and director of international rights. Her translations include Binjamin Wilkomirski’s Fragments, Marie de Hennezel’s Intimate Death, Bernhard Schlink’s Reader, Jan Philipp Reemtsma’s In the Cellar, Hans-Ulrich Treichel’s Lost, Zvi Kolitz’s Yosl Rakover Talks to God, Benjamin Lebert’s Crazy, Sandor Marai’s Embers, and Yasmina Reza’s Desolation. She was a nominee for Words Without Borders’s Ottaway Award in 2014. Janeway died in August of 2015.

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