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Heather Valencia

Translator, Yiddish
Heather Valencia is a teacher, researcher, and translator of modern Yiddish language and literatures. Among her published translations are Esther Kreitman’s novel Diamonds and six stories by Lamed Shapiro in the collection The Cross and Other Jewish Stories. She is the compiler of a widely used anthology of Yiddish texts for students, Mit gross fargenign (With Great Pleasure); and a bilingual edition of poetry of Avrom Sutzkever will appear shortly. She lives in Scotland.
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