List of famous female translators, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female translators list contains the most prominent and top females known for being translators. There are thousand of females working as translators in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic translators have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a translator then the people below should give you inspiration.
List features people like Marilyn Nelson, Evangelina Vigil, and many moreWhile this isn't a list of all female translators, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female translators?" and "Who are the best female translators?"
Dorothy Leigh Sayers was a renowned English crime writer, poet, playwright, essayist, translator and Christian humanist. She was also a student of classical and modern languages. She is best known for her mysteries, a series of novels and short stories set between the First and Second World Wars that feature English aristocrat and amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, that remain popular to this day. However, Sayers herself considered her translation of Dante's Divine Comedy to be her best work. She is also known for her plays, literary criticism and essays. ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Died at 64 (1893-1957)
Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom
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Roxana Saberi is a freelance journalist. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Belleville, New Jersey, United States of Americasee more on Roxana Saberi
Marie Ponsot, née Birmingham is an American poet, literary critic, essayist, teacher, and translator. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of Americasee more on Marie Ponsot