Tina Kover

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Tina Kover (born March 20, 1975 in Denver, Colorado, USA) is a literary translator. She studied French at the University of Denver and the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and attended the Next Level Language Institute in Prague, Czech Republic. She holds a Master's Degree in Medieval and Renaissance Studies from Durham University.

Her translation of Négar Djavadi's award-winning novel Disoriental was a finalist for the inaugural National Book Award for Translated Literature in 2018 and for the PEN Translation Prize in 2019. Disoriental was awarded both the Albertine Prize and the Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Fiction in June 2019.


Older Brother, Mahir Guven, Europa Editions, New York & London, 2019

A Summer with Montaigne, Antoine Compagnon, Europa Editions, New York & London, 2019

The Little Girl on the Ice Floe, Adélaïde Bon, Europa Editions, New York, 2019

Disoriental, Négar Djavadi, Europa Editions, New York & London, 2018

Manette Salomon, Edmond and Jules de Goncourt, Snuggly Books, Sacramento, 2017

The Beauty of the Death Cap, Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze, Snuggly Books, Sacramento, 2017

Who Killed the Poet?, Luis de Miranda, Snuggly Books, Sacramento, 2017

Life, Only Better, Anna Gavalda, Europa Editions, New York & London, 2015

The Faces of God, Mallock, Europa Editions, New York & London, 2015

Herge: Son of Tintin, Benoit Peeters, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2011

Venus, Auguste Rodin, Hol Art Books, Tucson, 2010

Liquid Memory: Why Wine Matters, Jonathan Nossiter, Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, New York, 2009

Grand Junction, Maurice G. Dantec, Del Rey Books, New York, 2009

Cosmos Incorporated, Maurice G. Dantec, Del Rey Books, New York, 2008

Georges, Alexandre Dumas, Random House/Modern Library, New York, 2007

The Black City, George Sand, Carroll & Graf/Avalon Publishing, New York, 2004


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