A New York City native, Elena Mancini grew up speaking Italian and English. She holds a Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Rutgers University, and is passionate about the intimate literary dimension that she experiences translating fiction. She has published numerous literary translations and works of social commentary online and in print. In addition to translating, Mancini teaches German literature and film at Queens College in NYC and works in the field of international higher education administration.
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