Elisabeth Jaquette is a translator from the Arabic, and Managing Director of the American Literary Translators Association.
Her first novel-length translation is The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz (Melville House, 2016), which received an English PEN Translates Award and was longlisted for the Best Translated Book Award. She is also the recipient of 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 The Apartment in Bab el-Louk by Donia Maher, illustrated by Ganzeer and Ahmed Nady (UK pub. Nov 2017; US pub. April 2018).