Tiffany Tsao


Country: Australia

Tiffany Tsao is a writer and award-winning literary translator from Indonesian to English. She is the author of the novel The Majesties and The Oddfits fantasy trilogy. She has translated five books, and her translation of Norman Erikson Pasaribu’s Happy Stories. She was the winner of the 2022 Republic of Consciousness Prize and was longlisted for the International Booker Prize. Her translation of Pasaribu’s poetry collection Sergius Seeks Bacchus was awarded a PEN Translates grant and shortlisted for the New South Wales (NSW) Premier’s Literary Awards Translation Prize. She has a B.A. in English literature from Wellesley College and a Ph.D. in English literature from University of California, Berkeley.

Tiffany Tsao adalah seorang penulis dan penerjemah dari Bahasa Indonesia ke Bahasa Inggris. Ia adalah penulis novel trilogi fantasi The Majesties and The Oddfits. Ia telah menerjemahkan lima buku, termasuk Happy Stories karya Norman Erikson Pasaribu. Ia adalah pemenang Republic of Consciousness Prize 2022 dan masuk daftar panjang untuk International Booker Prize. Terjemahannya dari kumpulan puisi Pasaribu Sergius Seeks Bacchus dianugerahi hibah Pen Translates dan terpilih untuk New South Wales (NSW) Premier’s Literary Awards Translation Prize. Ia memiliki gelar B.A. dalam sastra Inggris dari Wellesley College dan Ph.D. dari Universitas California, Berkeley.

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Main Program | Barriers To Meaning: Working Across Languages

How do we work across different languages? Words often elude direct translation and subtextual references, slang, and euphemisms in one language often mean something different in another. Join Tiffany Tsao, …