Carol Brown Janeway
|Carol Brown Janeway|
February 1, 1944|
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
|Died||August 3, 2015
New York City, New York, U.S.
Carol Janet Brown was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her father Robin Brown was a chartered accountant, while her mother was a director of the Ranfurly Library, specialising in the translation of medieval French and German lyrics. She attended St George's School, Edinburgh and went on to study modern and medieval languages at Girton College, Cambridge. After graduation with a first class degree, she worked at John Farquharson, a literary agency in London.
In 1970 she moved to New York where she joined the publisher Alfred A. Knopf. She became a senior editor, responsible for purchasing publishing rights from international publishers, and began her parallel career in literary translation, mainly from the German.
She died of cancer on August 3, 2015, aged 71, in New York City.
- My Prizes, by Thomas Bernhard
- The Reader, by Bernhard Schlink
- Embers, by Sándor Márai
- Crime, by Ferdinand von Schirach
- Guilt, by Ferdinand von Schirach
- Measuring the World, by Daniel Kehlmann
- Fragments. Memories of a Wartime Childhood, by Binjamin Wilkomirski
- Yosl Rakover Talks to God, by Zvi Kolitz.
- The Storm, by Margriet de Moor
- Desolation, by Yasmina Reza
- 2013 Friedrich Ulfers Prize for translations of German literature.
- 2014 Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature.
- "Carol Brown engaged to William H. Janeway" (PDF). The New York Times. June 6, 1969. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
- Felken, Detlef (August 4, 2015). "Zum Tod von Carol Brown Janeway". Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). Retrieved August 5, 2015.
- Rectanus, Mark W. (1990). German Literature in the United States: Licensing Translations in the International Marketplace. Otto Harrassowitz. pp. 87–. ISBN 978-3-447-02979-7.
- Alter, Alexandra (July 1, 2010). "Fiction's Global Crime Wave". The Wall Street Journal.
- Bargainnier, Earl F. (1976). "The Flashman Papers: Picaresque and Satiric Pastiche". Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction. 18 (2).
- Roberts, Sam (August 6, 2015). "Carol Brown Janeway, Translator and Executive, Dies at 71". The New York Times.
- Bernstein, Richard (May 16, 1994). "Erwin A. Glikes, 56, Publisher Of Intellectual Nonfiction, Dies". The New York Times.
- Page, Benedicte (August 4, 2015). "Death of Carol Brown Janeway". The Bookseller.
- "Carol Brown Janeway, Award-Winning Editor, Dead at 71". The New York Times. Associated Press. August 3, 2015.
- Kamicheril, Rohan (June 6, 2014). "Carol Brown Janeway to Receive 2014 Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature". Words without Borders.
- Translation of Zvi Kolitz's Yosl Rakover Talks to God, templebethelsoc.org
- Perlstein, Rick (April 30, 2001). "A Holocaust Fraud Exposed, a Peccadillo Papered Over". Retrieved August 8, 2015.