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Isabel Fargo Cole

Translator, German
Isabel Fargo Cole is a U.S.-born, Berlin-based writer and translator. Her translations include The Sleep of the Righteous by Wolfgang Hilbig (Two Lines Press); Boys and Murderers by Hermann Ungar (Twisted Spoon Press, 2006); All the Roads Are Open by Annemarie Schwarzenbach (Seagull Books, 2011); and The Jew Car by Franz Fühmann (Seagull Books, 2013). The recipient of a prestigious PEN/Heim Translation Grant in 2013, she is the initiator and co-editor of, an online magazine for new German literature in English. (Photo credit: Emma Braslavsky)