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Chris Clarke

Chris Clarke was born in Western Canada and currently lives in Philadelphia, PA. His previous translations include work by Raymond Queneau, Pierre Mac Orlan, and François Caradec. Chris was awarded the 2019 French-American Foundation Translation Prize for fiction in 2019 for his translation of Marcel Schwob’s Imaginary Lives (Wakefield Press), a prize for which he was a finalist in 2017 for his translation of Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano’s In the Café of Lost Youth (NYRB Classics). Chris is a PhD Candidate in French at The Graduate Center (CUNY), and his dissertation examines the role of translation in the career of French author Raymond Queneau.