Elisabeth Jaquette is a translator from the Arabic.
Her first novel-length translation is The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz (Melville House, 2016), which received a 2014 English PEN Translates Award. In 2017 she was awarded a PEN/Heim Translation Grant for her translation of Thirteen Months of Sunrise by Rania Mamoun.
Elisabeth has a MA in Anthropology from Columbia University, a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from Swarthmore College, and was a CASA fellow at the American University in Cairo. She is also a member of Cedilla & Co.
Recent translations include Memories of Another Mosul in The New York Times, The Corporal in Iraq + 100 (Comma Press), and Scenes from the Life of an Autocrat in World Literature Today.