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Claudia Durastanti

Translated by Elizabeth Harris

Claudia Durastanti

Claudia Durastanti (Brooklyn, 1984) is the author of four critically acclaimed novels. La straniera, a finalist for Premio Strega in 2019, has been translated into 18 languages, and will be published in 2022 by Fitzcarraldo Editions, Riverhead in the US and Text in Australia. Former Italian Fellow in Literature at the American Academy of Rome, she is also one of the founders of the Italian Literature Festival in London. She writes for several literary supplements and she is on the board of the Turin Book Fair. She is the Italian translator of Joshua Cohen, Donna Haraway, Ocean Vuong, and the most recent edition of The Great Gatsby.

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Translated by Elizabeth Harris

Elizabeth Harris translates contemporary Italian fiction, including novels and story collections by Mario Rigoni Stern, Giulio Mozzi, Antonio Tabucchi, Andrea Bajani, and Claudia Durastanti. For her various translations of Tabucchi, she has received the PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant, an NEA Translation Fellowship, The Italian Prose in Translation Award, and the National Translation Award for Prose. Her translation of Claudia Durastanti’s La straniera is forthcoming in 2022.

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