Writer, Translator



Jennifer Croft won the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing for her illustrated memoir Homesick and the Man Booker International Prize for her translation from Polish of Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk’s Flights. She is also the author of Serpientes y escaleras and Notes on Postcards, as well as numerous pieces in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Paris Review Daily, the New York Review Daily, and elsewhere. Her other translations include Romina Paula’s August, Federico Falco’s A Perfect Cemetery, Pedro Mairal’s The Woman from Uruguay, and Olga Tokarczuk’s The Books of Jacob. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literary Studies from Northwestern University. While in Tulsa, she'll be working on her novel Amadou, the story of eight translators in search of their author in the primeval forest on the border between Poland and Belarus, as well as completing her book-length essay Notes on Postcards, translating Federico Falco's novel The Plains, and creating her first podcast.