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Bronxville, NY


2020- finalist for French-American Foundation Translation Prize (My Mother’s Tears) ;

2017- PEN Translation Prize (Angel of Oblivion); nominated for Albertine Prize (Incest), nominated for BTBA (Incest)

2015- John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for translation of Ludwig Hohl; PEN UK Translates! Award (Kruso), Austrian Coltural Forum NY Translation Prize (Angel of Oblivion)

2014- Max Geilinger Translation Award (Obscurity), finalist for French-American Foundation Translation Prize (Privy Portrait)

2013- PEN UK Translates! award (Ludwig's Room)

2009- PEN Translation Fund Grand for translation of Alois Hotschnig's short stories; National Endowment of the Arts Translation Fellowship


Tess Lewis


Contemporary, Fiction, Francophone

Recent titles:

  • Forthcoming: Seedtime III, Philippe Jaccottet, Seagull Books
  • My Mother's Tears, Michel Layaz, Seagull Books, 2019
  • The Second Seedtime, Philippe Jaccottet, Seagull Books, 2017
  • Incest, Christine Angot, Archipelago Books, 2017
  • Obscurity, Philippe Jaccottet, Seagull Books, 2015
  • Privy Portrait, Jean-Luc Benoziglio, Seagull Books, 2014
  • Seedtime: Notebooks 1954-79, Seagull Books, 2013


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