Jean Harris, PhD, is a novelist and translator living in Bucharest, Romania. She holds a PhD in British and American literature from Rutgers University (1983) and has published fiction, literary criticism and psychoanalytic studies including The Roots of Artifice: A Study in Literary Creativity with Jay Harris (Human Sciences Press, 1981) and The One-Eyed Doctor: Psychological Origins of Freud’s Works with Jay Harris (Jason Aronson, 1984). She is the 2007–2008 winner of the annual translation grant from the International Center for Writing and Translation at the University of California, Irvine for her translation of Ştefan Bănulescu’s “Mistreţii erau blînzi.” She directed “The Observer Translation Project” (http://translations.obervatorcultural.ro) which has translated Romanian fiction into more than seven languages monthly from 2008 to 2009. Harris is the 2010 guest editor of “Absinthe 13: Spotlight on Romania.” Her translations have appeared in The Guardian, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Words Without Borders, Jewish Fiction, Salmagundi, Best European Fiction, Habitus: a Diaspora Journal Diaspora Journal, and “Margellos World Republic of Letters” series from Yale University Press. New Directions published her translation of Norman Manea’s Captives in 2014. Harris’s translation of The Confession, a play by Tatiana Niculescu Bran, will form the libretto for an
Journal of World Literature – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2018
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