Liz Winslow is a graduate of Cornell University and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. Her translation of Dunya Mikhail’s The War Works Hard won a 2004 PEN Translation Fund award and was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize in 2006. She also translated Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea, Dunya’s second collection from New Directions. Other translations and works of original fiction have appeared in many magazines, including Banipal, Modern Poetry in Translation, The Louisville Review, World Literature Today, Circumference, and Variety. She lives in Las Vegas.
“From [Winslow] I learned that proficiency in two languages is not enough to produce the best translations; the translator must not only fall in love with the text, but also have the irresistible urge to possess the text by rewriting it into her native language. ”
— Saadi Simwawe on Elizabeth Winslow