Elisabeth Jaquette is a translator from Arabic and Executive Director of the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA).
Her book-length translations include The Apartment in Bab el-Louk by Donia Maher, illustrated by Ganzeer and Ahmed Nady (Darf Publishers, 2017) and The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz (Melville House, 2016), among others.
Elisabeth is the recipient of a PEN/Heim Translation Grant and three English PEN Translates Awards. Her work has been shortlisted for the TA First Translation Prize and longlisted for the Best Translated Book Award. She has a MA from Columbia University, a BA from Swarthmore College, and was a CASA Fellow at the American University in Cairo. She is also a member of the translators' collective Cedilla & Co.