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Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp

Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp is a literary translator working from German, Russian, and Arabic into English. Her work has been shortlisted for the Helen & Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize. She translates novels, nonfiction, and children’s books, and her translations include books from Germany, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Russia, Switzerland, and Syria. She is currently translating historical crime fiction set in Stalinist Russia, and the memoir of German arts critic Ijoma Mangold. She is co-editor of three blogs about children’s books in translation: World Kid Lit, Russian Kid Lit and ArabKidLitNow!

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