Recent Publications, Awards, and Fellowships

Many of our translation fellows go on to publish their fellowship projects as well as other translations. Recently published works include:

  • Shulamith Berger, You Have to Yell by Joseph Opatoshu (Ben Yehuda Press, 2020)
  • Zackary Sholem Berger, Sutzkever Essential Prose (White Goat Press, 2020)
  • Ellen Cassedy, On the Landing: Stories by Yenta Mash (Northern Illinois University Press, 2018)
  • Ellen Cassedy and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, Oedipus in Brooklyn by Blume Lempel (Mandel Vilar Press and Dryad Press, 2016)
  • Jordan Finkin, The People of Godlbozhits by Leyb Rashkin (Syracuse, 2017)
  • Daniel Kennedy, A Death: Notes of a Suicide by Zalman Shneour (Wakefield Press, 2019)
  • Daniel Kennedy, Warsaw Stories by Hersh Dovid Nomberg (White Goat Press, 2019)
  • Jessica Kirzane, Diary of a Lonely Girl, or The Battle against Free Love by Miriam Karpilove (Syracuse University Press, 2020)
  • Anastasiya Lyubas, Blooming Spaces: The Collected Poetry, Prose, Critical Writing, and Letters of Debora Vogel (Academic Studies Press, 2020)
  • Rachel Mines, The Rivals and Other Stories by Jonah Rosenfeld (Syracuse University Press, 2020)
  • Helen Mintz, Vilna, My Vilna by Abraham Karpinowitz (Syracuse University Press, 2016)
  • Harriet Murav and Sasha Senderovich, Judgment by David Bergelson (Northwestern, 2017)
  • Henry Sapoznik, Attractive Hebrews: The Lambert Yiddish Cylinders 1901-1905 (Archeophone Records, 2016)
  • Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, May God Avenge Their Blood: A Memoir Triptych by Rachmil Bryks (Lexington Books, 2020)
  • Miriam Udel, Honey on the Page: An Annotated Anthology of Yiddish Children’s Literature (New York University Press, 2020)
  • Rose Waldman, Pioneers: The First Breach by S. An-sky (Syracuse University Press, 2017)

Awards and Fellowships

  • Ellen Cassedy, 2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund for On the Landing by Yenta Mash
  • Ellen Cassedy, 2018 Finalist Foreword Reviews INDIES Short Stories Award (Adult Fiction) for On the Landing by Yenta Mash
  • Ellen Cassedy and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, 2018 Leviant Memorial Prize in Yiddish Studies for Oedipus in Brooklyn by Blume Lempel
  • Maia Evrona, 2019-2020 Fulbright Award for Greece and Spain
  • Maia Evrona, 2019 American Literary Translators Association travel fellowship
  • Helen Mintz, 2016 J.I. Segal Translation Award for a book on a Jewish theme
  • Helen Mintz, 2016 Canadian Jewish Literary Award in the category of Yiddish for Vilna, My Vilna by Abraham Karpinowitz
  • Sarah Ponichtera, 2016 National Endowment for the Arts grant for Burning Earth by Aaron Zeitlin
  • Ri Turner, 2018 PEN/Heim Translation Fund for Chaim Gravitzer by Fishl Shneerson
  • Ri Turner, 2018 National Endowment for the Arts grant for stories by Der Tunkeler 
  • Rose Waldman, 2019 National Endowment for the Arts grant for Rings on the Soul by Eli Schechtman