Authors, Illustrators & Translators

Fiona Sze-Lorrain

Fiona Sze-Lorrain is a poet, literary translator, editor, and zheng harpist who writes and translates in English, French, Chinese, and occasionally Spanish. The author of four poetry collections, most recently Rain in Plural (2020) and The Ruined Elegance (2016), both from Princeton University Press, she was a finalist for the 2016 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She has also translated over a dozen books of of contemporary Chinese, French, and American poetry, and was shortlisted for the 2020 Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry and the 2016 Best Translated Book Award. Named a 2019-20 Abigail R. Cohen Fellow at the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination, she lives in Paris.