Discover the shortlist: Daisy Rockwell, ‘I think of the translator and the author as ballroom dancers’
Daisy Rockwell details the rich and diverse world of South Asian literature and the liberation she feels while experimenting with language.
Daisy Rockwell is a painter, writer and translator living in Vermont, US.
Rockwell was born in 1969 in Massachusetts. She has translated a number of classic works of Hindi and Urdu literature, including Upendranath Ashk’s Falling Walls, Bhisham Sahni’s Tamas, and Khadija Mastur’s The Women’s Courtyard. Her 2019 translation of Krishna Sobti’s A Gujarat Here, a Gujarat There was awarded the Modern Language Association’s Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Translation Prize.