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Rose Waldman

Rose Waldman holds an MFA in fiction and literary translation from Columbia University. She is currently working on a translation of Chaim Grade’s The Rabbi’s House, which will be published by the Knopf Doubleday Group. Her original work has appeared in Ploughshares, Women in Clothes (Penguin), Selected Shorts, Ami Magazine, and elsewhere. Her translations have appeared in Pakn Treger, Have I Got a Story for You (W. W. Norton), as a chapbook, Married by I.L. Peretz (Back Pages Books), and elsewhere. Her translation of S. An-sky's novel, Pioneers: The First Breach, was published by Syracuse University Press. Rose was awarded a translation fellowship from the Yiddish Book Center in 2014 and 2016.

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