Janet Lee grew up in high desert Nevada, in a small mining town on the edge of highway 50. She graduated from University of Nevada Reno with a B.A. in English Literature and French and is now a M.A. candidate at New York University pursuing literary translation. She interns at A Public Space, reads submissions for [PANK] magazine and intends to pursue editorial work focusing on translated and polyglot literature. She’s currently translating Joséphine by Jean Rolin and La Belle Amour humaine by Lyonel Trouillot.
Transvestiteby David Dumortier, translated from the French under the direction of Emmanuelle Ertel, Director of NYUâ??s M. A. in Literary Translation: French to English.
I live in a lower-class neighborhood of Paris, at the end of a small, dark street, one of the last refuges for some dealers. Once there, you have to come inside the building through a pretty large entryway, walk across the courtyard, then take the correct staircase, follow a corridor, make a right, and its at that door that hundreds of men have come knocking.