About

Laura Esther Wolfson’s writing has appeared in Bellingham ReviewGettysburg ReviewThe Rumpus.netThe SunZyzzyva and elsewhere, and has been repeatedly listed as notable in Best American Essays. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the New School, and won the New School chapbook competition in nonfiction the year she graduated.

 

Laura works as a translator of Russian, French, and Spanish to English. For many years, she served as the interpreter for Russian-speaking authors at the PEN World Voices Festival and as a PEN prison writing mentor.

 

Read here about her experiences learning Russian and working as a translator and interpreter: Laura Esther Wolfson.

NEWS

“After the Autobiography,” published in Superstition Review, has received a notable listing in Best American Essays 2016, bringing to five the number of notable listings Laura’s work has received in recent editions of Best American Essays.

A big thank-you to Superstition Review for soliciting this piece; without SR‘s invitation to write a guest blog, “After the Autobiography” would never have been written.

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The 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Svetlana Alexievich of Belarus.

Hear Alexievich address the PEN World Voices Festival here, with Laura interpreting her remarks from Russian into English.

 

EVENTS

AmpLit Fest, a daylong festival bringing authors of all backgrounds, styles, and levels of recognition to center stage, took place in New York City on 11 June, co-produced by Lamprophonic and Summer on the Hudson.

Laura was one of six producers who planned and organized this event.

Visit http://www.lamprophonic.com/amplit-fest/ to find out more.

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What: An event sponsored by Zyzzyva Magazine featuring writers Will Boast, Edie Meidav and Laura.

Where: NYU’s Lilian Vernon Creative Writers House on 58 West 10th Street in New York City.

When: Friday, 30th of January at 5 pm. Missed it? Click here for the recording.

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