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Aaron Robertson

Aaron Robertson is a writer, translator, and editor at Spiegel & Grau. His work has been published by The New York Times, The Nation, Foreign Policy, N+1, The Point, and more. His translation of Igiaba Scego’s novel Beyond Babylon (Two Lines Press) was shortlisted for the 2020 PEN Translation Prize and the Best Translated Book Award. He was awarded a 2020 Silvers Grant for Work in Progress and a 2020-21 Hodder Fund grant for emerging artists and humanists undertaking significant new work, an award sponsored by the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University. He formerly served on the board of the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) and is currently an advisory editor for The Paris Review.

His nonfiction debut, THE BLACK UTOPIANS: Searching for Paradise and the Promised Land in America, is forthcoming in October 2024 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux (US). It will be published by Chatto & Windus (UK) in spring 2025.