Elisabeth Jaquette is a translator from the Arabic and Executive Director of the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA).
Her work has been shortlisted for the TA First Translation Prize, longlisted for the Best Translated Book Award, and supported by the Jan Michalski Foundation, the PEN/Heim Translation Fund, and several English PEN Translates Awards.
Her book-length translations include The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz (Melville House) and Thirteen Months of Sunrise by Rania Mamoun (Comma Press), among others. Forthcoming are The Frightened Ones by Dima Wannous (Harvill Secker/Knopf, 2020) and Minor Detail by Adania Shibli (Fitzcarraldo/New Directions, 2020).
Elisabeth has taught translation at Bread Loaf Translators' Conference and Hunter College CUNY. She has a MA from Columbia University, a BA from Swarthmore College, and was a CASA Fellow at the American University in Cairo. She is also a member of the translators' collective Cedilla & Co.