Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke

Courtesy of Karen Van Dyck

Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke (1939–2020) studied translation and interpretation at the University of Geneva. She was awarded the First Prize for Poetry of the City of Geneva (1962), the Greek Academy’s Poetry Prize (2000), and the Greek National Prize for Literature (2014). She attended the International Writing Program at Iowa (1974–75), was a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer at Harvard (1982), and was nominated for the 2008 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. She published over twenty books of poetry and was an acclaimed translator of Seamus Heaney and Alexander Pushkin, among many others.


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