How an Acclaimed U.S. Author Became a 'Pitch-perfect' Hebrew Translator

U.S. academic and novelist Todd Hasak-Lowy is now also an award-winning Hebrew-English translator, but he tells Haaretz that he never planned on becoming one.

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Todd Hasak-Lowy had just finished reading “Motti” by Israel novelist Asaf Schurr when he emailed the book’s publisher to find out whether there were plans to bring out the novel in English. He hadn’t intended...