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Peter Cole

Translator, Arabic, Hebrew
Peter Cole is a translator from Arabic and Hebrew. He translated The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950–1492, published by Princeton University Press. Cole has received numerous honors for his work, including fellowships from the NEA, the NEH, and the Guggenheim Foundation, as well as the National Jewish Book Award for Poetry and the PEN Translation Award for Poetry. He is the recipient of a 2010 Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 2007 was named a MacArthur Fellow. He divides his time between Jerusalem and New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo credit: image courtesy of Hampshire)