Karen Emmerich

Karen Emmerich


Karen Emmerich is a translator of modern Greek literature and a professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University, where she also directs the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication. Her translation awards include the National Translation Award in 2019 for Ersi Sotiropoulos’s What’s Left of the Night (New Vessel)the Best Translated Book Award in 2017 for Eleni Vakalo’s Beyond Lyricism (UDP), and the PEN Poetry in Translation Award in 2014 for Yannis Ritsos’s Diaries of Exile (Archipelago).

Photo Credit: Nicolas Mastoras

Events with Karen Emmerich

[CANCELED] Translation Slam

08 May 2020
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
WNYC The Green Space
44 Charlton Street
New York, NY 10014

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