Discipline: Literature – translation

Joyce Zonana

Discipline: Literature – translation
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2018, 2020, 2021

Joyce Zonana a recipient of the ALTA Emerging Translator Mentorship, is a literary translator from French and Provençal to English. In residence, she completed the final draft of her translation of Henri Bosco’s 1948 novel, Malicroix, recently published by New York Review Books Classics, as well as her translation of Tobie Nathan’s 2015 novel, A Land Like You (Ce pays qui te ressemble), for which she received a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Award, published by Seagull Books. Her translation from Provençal of Jóusè d’Arbaud’s The Beast, and Other Tales won the 2019 Global Humanities Translation Award and was published in 2020 by Northwestern University Press. Joyce is also the author of a memoir, Dream Homes: From Cairo to Katrina, an Exile’s Journey (Feminist Press, 2020). Her current projects include additional works by Bosco and d’Arbaud.



Joyce Zonana worked in the Barnard studio.

Originally built near MacDowell's Union Street entrance, the Barnard Studio — which was funded by Barnard College music students — was re-located to its current site in 1910. When the small structure was moved, its size was doubled with the addition of a second room. This remodeling, financed by Mrs. Thomas E. Emery of Cincinnati…

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