Laura Esther Wolfson
Laura Esther Wolfson is the author of For Single Mothers Working as Train Conductors (University of Iowa Press, 2018), which was awarded the Iowa Prize for Literary Nonfiction and selected as a Kirkus Best Book of 2018. Her work has been awarded the Notting Hill Essay Prize, listed as 'notable' in Best American Essays 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016, published in anthologies on both sides of the Atlantic, and translated into Spanish and Swedish. She has received fellowships from MacDowell, Art Omi, and the American Literary Translators Association, among others. Her Yiddish poem, "Farvos me lernt zikh Yidish" was published Yugn-Truf Zhurnal (2000). She is a translator of Russian and French to English. Her translation, Stalin's Secret Pogrom, on the events surrounding the Night of the Murdered Poets, won a National Jewish Book Award in the Eastern European history category.
Favorite Authors & Artists
Anna Akhmatova, Doris Lessing, Rebecca West