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About the translators
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Zaia Alexander
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Rufo Quintavalle
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Chantal Wright
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Zaia Alexander

Zaia Alexander holds a Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Literature from UCLA. She has taught in the German and Comparative Literature departments at UCLA and worked in the Scholars and Seminars Program at the Getty Research Institute, where she co-curated Peter Forgacs's "The Danube Exodus: The Rippling Currents of the River". Her publications include 'Primo Levi: On Translation' in the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to Primo Levi (2007), 'The Translator's Diary' in Suitcase: A Journal for Transcultural Traffic, and 'The Danube Exodus: the Rippling Currents of the River' (co-authored with Marsha Kinder) in Future Cinema: The Cinematic Imaginary after Film (MIT).

Her translations include the novel Snowed Under (Unter Schnee) by Antje Rávic Strubel, the Theresienstadt diary We're Alive and Life Goes On by Eva Roubícková (Henry Holt), 'On Translating and Being Translated' by Primo Levi (LA Times Sunday Book Review) and short stories by Yoko Tawada, Bernd Lichtenberg, Antje Ravic Strubel and Thomas Hettche in the anthologies Contemporary European Literature (Green Integer, 2006), Elsewhere (Festival Letteratura, 2005), and 10 Years Villa Aurora (2005). She is currently Program Coordinator at the Villa Aurora in Pacific Palisades.












Rufo Quintavalle

Click here to read poems by Rufo Quintavalle in this issue.

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Chantal Wright

Chantal Wright is the editor of Transcript. She was educated at Girton College, Cambridge and the University of East Anglia, Norwich. Her translations have appeared on the Internet in Transcript, Words Without Borders and The Ledge, and in print in Two Lines. Several of her translations for children and young adults have been published by The Chicken House.







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