Elisabeth Jaquette is a writer and translator. Her translations of Arabic literature include Suslov's Daughter by Habib Abdulrab Sarori (Darf Publishers, 2017) and The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz (Melville House, 2016), as well as short pieces in Words Without Borders, Asymptote, Jadaliyya, and Portal 9., among others. She has also worked as a translator for the Palestine Festival of Literature. From 2007–13 she was based in Cairo, where she ran a monthly bilingual literary salon. She has an MA in Anthropology from Columbia University and a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from Swarthmore College, and was a CASA fellow at the American University in Cairo in 2012–13. She is currently director of the American Literary Translators Association. Her translations of The Frightened by Dima Wannous, and Thirteen Months of Sunrise by Rania Mamoun are forthcoming.

Contributor's Issues
Banipal No 50 Prison Writing (2014)
Banipal No 49 A Cornucopia of Short Stories (2014)

Links | Terms & Conditions | Site Credit | © Banipal 2018
Berlin Literature Festival 2017 and Banipal celebrate 20 years of the magazine

Latest News


Longlist for 2018 IPAF announced

[read more]

Robin Moger is winner of 2017 Saif Ghobash Banipal Translation Prize

[read more]

First Shortlist announced for the 2017 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation

[read more]

Sheikh Zayed Book Award Longlist announced for ‘Literature’ (2017-2018)

[read more]

Libyan author Najwa Bin Shatwan is the 2018 Banipal Visiting Writer Fellowship

[read more]

Banipal events coming up in October

[read more]
[read all news stories]