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Rika Lesser

Translator, German, Swedish
Rika Lesser is the author of four books of poetry. She has published five books of poetry in translation by Claes Andersson, Gunnar Edelöf, Hermann Hesse, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Göran Sonnevi as well as other translations of Swedish and German fiction and nonfiction. She is the receipient of the Landon Translation Prize, a grant from the National Endowment fo rthe Arts, the American-Scandinavian Foundation Translation Prize (twice, and the Poetry Translation Prize of the Swedish Academy. She teaches poetry and literary translation and lives in Brooklyn Heights, New York.