Natasha Lehrer

Natasha Lehrer is an award-winning journalist and literary critic. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Observer, the Times Literary Supplement, The Nation, and Fantastic Man, among others, and in various anthologies. She was for many years the literary editor of the Jewish Quarterly and has worked as an editor for Profile Books. Since 2014 she has translated over two dozen works of fiction and non-fiction from French to English, including Victor Segalen’s Journey to the Land of the Real, The Penalties of Hell by Robert Desnos, The Sacred Conspiracy by Georges Bataille, Memories of Low Tide by Chantal Thomas, The Survival of the Jews in France 1940-1944 by Jacques Semelin, and Chinese Spies by Roger Faligot. She won a Rockower Award for journalism in 2016, and in 2017 her co-translation with Cécile Menon of Suite for Barbara Loden by Nathalie Léger was awarded the Scott Moncrieff Prize.

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