Tess Lewis is a writer and translator from French and German, with a penchant for Austrian and Swiss literature. Her translations include works by Peter Handke, Walter Benjamin, Philippe Jaccottet, Anselm Kiefer and five FNL authors. She has been awarded grants from PEN USA and PEN UK, an NEA Translation Fellowship, the ACFNY Translation Prize and the 2017 PEN Translation Award for her translation of the novel Angel of Oblivion by the Austrian writer Maja Haderlap. She serves as Co-chair of the Pen Translation Committee and is an Advisory Editor for The Hudson Review. Her essays and reviews have appeared in a number of journals and newspapers. In 2014 and 2015, Ms. Lewis curated the Festival Neue Literatur.
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