I love playing with language, and I love being outside. As I write this, I am surrounded by spruce and pine and birch trees that cradle the rays of the sun and make the spiderwebs sparkle. Here, the oaks get to be skyscrapers, growing for hundreds of years. During their long lives, they get to know hundreds of thousands of squeaking, scrabbling birds—my favorite animals. After that, they become homes for tiny mushrooms and beautiful bright green moss. I love all forests and all languages, including the languages of trees. — Jennifer Croft
Jennifer Croft was awarded the Man Booker International Prize in 2018 and a National Book Award Finalist for her translation from Polish of Olga Tokarczuk’s Flights. She is the recipient of Fulbright, PEN, MacDowell, and National Endowment for the Arts grants and fellowships, as well as the inaugural Michael Henry Heim Prize for Translation and a Tin House Workshop Scholarship for her illustrated memoir Homesick. Homesick won the 2020 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. She is a founding editor of The Buenos Aires Review and currently divides her time between Buenos Aires and Los Angeles.
Books translated by Jennifer Croft
- Read an interview with Jennifer Croft in The Paris Review.