Melanie Mauthner

Melanie Mauthner is a translator of French literature. She joined Malika’s Poetry Kitchen in 2010. Winner of the French Voices Grand Prize 2013 for Our Lady of the Nile, her translation of Scholastique Mukasonga’s novel, Melanie is also a Hawthornden Fellow. Her translations of Scholastique Mukasonga’s Rwandan stories have appeared in the New Yorker, the White Review, the Stinging Fly andthe New England Review. She has written a series of haibun, a Japanese form blending poetry and prose, about learning Russian, one of which ‘The Path to the Lake’ will be published in East-West Review in 2021.

Read Melanie’s translation of Exils