Phyllis Aronoff

Phyllis Aronoff translates fiction, non-fiction and poetry from French, solo or with co-translator Howard Scott, with whom she won the Governor General’s Award for translation in 2018 for Descent Into Darkness, by Edem Awumey. Among her recent translations is Message Sticks, by Innu poet Joséphine Bacon. In addition to literature, she has translated widely in the humanities. The Wanderer, her translation of La Québécoite, by Régine Robin, received the Jewish Book Award for fiction in 1998. Her co-translations with Howard Scott include four books by Madeleine Gagnon and Two Solicitudes, conversations between Victor-Lévy Beaulieu and Margaret Atwood. Scott and Aronoff received the Quebec Writers’ Federation Translation Award (2002) for The Great Peace of Montreal of 1701, by Gilles Havard, and several of their translations have been finalists for various other awards.

A Slight Case of Fatigue

Short-listed 2009 Governor General's Award for Translation

As Always

Short-listed 2015 Cole Foundation Prize for Translation (Quebec Writers’ Federation Awards)

My Name Is Bosnia

Long-listed 2007 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

A Slight Case of Fatigue

Short-listed 2009 Governor General's Award for Translation

As Always

Short-listed 2015 Cole Foundation Prize for Translation (Quebec Writers’ Federation Awards)

My Name Is Bosnia

Long-listed 2007 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award