Meet the 2016 ALTA Emerging Translator Mentees!

  • French, Polish, Russian, and Singaporean mentorships
  • Book-length project to be completed during mentorship year
  • Projects to be presented at ALTA39: Translation & Crossings (October 6-9, 2016 in Oakland, CA)

ALTA is pleased to announce the mentees for the second year of the ALTA Emerging Mentorship program. Congratulations to our four exceptional emerging translators, chosen from more than 60 applications:

Noah Mintz (French)
Noah M. Mintz began translating at Vassar College, where he received his B.A. in French and Media Studies. In New York last summer, he surrounded himself with literature from around the world as an intern at Archipelago Books and a bookseller at Strand. He recently moved to San Francisco. Read more about Noah here.

Eliza Rose (Polish)
Eliza Rose is a writer and translator based in Los Angeles. She works with texts in Polish and Serbian. She is writing a dissertation in Slavic languages at Columbia University, where her research explores Science Fiction, narratives surrounding technology, and representations of labor in Poland and YugoslaviaRead more about Eliza here.

Sabrina Jaszi (Russian)
Sabrina Jaszi received her M.F.A. from the University of Florida and has had work published in Story Quarterly, J Journal, and The New Ohio Review. Her current projects include a novel and translations of 20th century Russian poetry and prose. She’s lived and studied in Russia, Ukraine, and Kyrgyzstan. Read more about Sabrina here.

Natascha Bruce (Singaporean)
Natascha Bruce is a Chinese-English translator, currently based in Hong Kong. She was joint-winner of the 2015 Bai Meigui translation competition, for translation of a short story by Dorothy Tse. Her prose translations have appeared in places such as The Bellingham Review, Pathlight, ReadPaperRepublic, PEN Atlas, and PEN America’s Glossolalia. Read more about Natascha here.

Mentees will present their work during a special lunchtime reading as part of ALTA39: Translation & Crossings, October 6-9, 2016 in Oakland, CA. More information on the conference is available at www.literarytranslators.org/alta39.

Mentors for the 2016-2017 ALTA Mentorship are Emmanuelle Ertel (French), Bill Johnston (Polish), Marian Schwartz (Russian), and Jeremy Tiang (Singaporean). These mentorships are being offered by ALTA in partnership with the The French Embassy Books Office, Polish Cultural Institute New York, the Russian Federation Institute of Literary Translation, and the National Arts Council of Singapore.

Details about the program available at www.literarytranslators.org/awards/mentorships.

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