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Sam Bett

Translator, Japanese
Sam Bett (b. 1986) is a writer and a translator. In 2016 he was awarded Grand Prize by the Japanese government in the 2nd JLPP International Translation Competition, for which he translated “Runs from Scissors” by Toshiyuki Horie, which appears in this issue. He operates the translation service Best Bett Japanese, and is a founder and host of Us&Them, the quarterly Brooklyn-based reading series devoted to showcasing the work of writers who also translate. (Photo credit: courtesy of the author)
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