Discover the shortlist: Jennifer Croft, ‘Translation is an apprenticeship in creative writing’
Awarded the 2018 Booker International Prize for Flights, Croft tells us what draws her to the art of translation.
Jennifer Croft is an American author, critic and translator who works from Polish, Ukrainian and Argentine Spanish.
With the author Olga Tokarczuk, she was awarded the 2018 Booker International Prize for her translation of Flights. In 2020, she was awarded the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing for Homesick, which was originally written in Spanish in 2014 and was published in Argentina under its original title, Serpientes y Escaleras.