Margot Bettauer Dembo

Margot Bettauer Dembo is a professional translator. Among the authors she has translated are Judith Hermann, Robert Gernhardt, Joachim Fest, Ödön von Horvath, Feridun Zaimoglu, and Hermann Kant. She was awarded the Goethe-Institut/Berlin Translator’s Prize in 1994 and the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize in 2003. Published translations include Summerhouse, Later and Nothing But Ghosts by Judith Hermann, The Swimmer by Zsuzsa Bank, and Hitler’s Bunker: The Final Days of the Third Reich by Joachim Fest. Dembo was translator for two feature documentary films, The Restless Conscience, nominated for an Academy Award, and The Burning Wall. (2006)

Issue 1 - Winter 2006