Elisabeth Jaquette is an Arabic translator, writer, and researcher. She 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.
Her first novel-length translation is The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz (Melville House, 2016), which received a 2014 English PEN Translates Award. She was also a judge for the 2016 PEN America Translation Prize.
Her most recent translations include Memories of Another Mosul in The New York Times, 8 Minutes in The Offing, and The Corporal in Iraq + 100 (Comma Press).