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Wendell Ricketts

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Wendell Ricketts is a translator, writer, and editor. In addition to The Wrong Door: The Complete Plays of Natalia Ginzburg, an early version of which received the PEN American Center Renato Poggioli Prize for translation, he is the translator of Woman Bites Dog: The Mafia's War on Italian Women Journalists; Twenty Cigarettes in Nasiriyah: A Memoir; Trilobites: The Back To The Past Museum Guide; various Giovannino Guareschi stories in the “Don Camillo” series (Pilot Productions); and, with Giuseppe Iacobaci, La Canzone di Orfeo by David Almond, a finalist in 2019 for both the Mare di Libri Prize and the Orbil Prize for young adult literature.

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