Karen Emmerich

Karen Emmerich is a translator of modern Greek literature and an Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University, where she directs the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication. Her translation awards include the National Translation Award for Ersi Sotiropoulos’s What’s Left of the Night, the Best Translated Book Award for Eleni Vakalo’s Beyond Lyricism, and the PEN Poetry in Translation Award for Yannis Ritsos’s Diaries of Exile (co-translated with Edmund Keeley). She lives in Brooklyn.

Photograph (c) Juliet Young