I am a literary translator whose latest book translations from the Italian include Vito Bruschini’s The Prince, Paolo Giordano’s The Human Body, Andrea Canobbio’s Three Light-Years, Goliarda Sapienza’s The Art of Joy, Claudio Magris’s Blindly and Giovanni Arpino’s Scent of a Woman. Most recently my work was awarded the John Florio Prize for Italian Translation (2013) and the 33rd and 32nd Northern California Book Awards Translation Prize for Fiction (2014 and 2013). Translating professionally since 1996, I am a former library director and language teacher, with a BA in Art and English Literature (UCLA), an MA and a PhD in Romance Languages (Rutgers), and an MLS in Library Services (Rutgers).