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Southern Asia Seminar: In conversation with Jason Grunebaum, instructional professor, SALC and Annie Janusch, Lecturer, Creative Writing

September 29, 2022 - 4:30pm

Swift Common Room and Zoom

Daisy Rockwell, International Booker Winner, Translator of Geetanjali Shree’s Tomb of Sand

Daisy Rockwell is a painter and translator of Hindi and Urdu literature. An alum of The College at University of Chicago, she also has a PhD from SALC. She has published numerous translations from Hindi and Urdu, including Ashk’s Falling Walls (2015), Bhisham Sahni’s Tamas (2016), and Khadija Mastur’s The Women’s Courtyard. Her translation of Krishna Sobti’s final novel, A Gujarat here, a Gujarat there (Penguin, 2019) was awarded the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Literary Work in 2019. Her translation of Geetanjali Shree’s Tomb of Sand (Tilted Axis Press, 2021) has won the International Booker award. Rockwell has also written The Little Book of Terror, a volume of paintings and essays on the Global War on Terror (Foxhead Books, 2012), and her novel Taste was published by Foxhead Books in April 2014.She posts her paintings regularly to Flickr, and has shown her work widely.

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