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Margot
Bettauer Dembo

Margot Bettauer Dembo (10 January 1928 – 10 July 2019) was a German-born American translator of fiction and non-fiction. She translated writing from German to English, and is known for her translations of works by Judith Hermann, Robert Gernhardt, Joachim Fest, Ödön von Horvath, Feridun Zaimoglu, and Hermann Kant. Her work has won her the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize and the Goethe-Institut/Berlin Translator’s Prize. She has translated multiple non-fiction memoirs and historical accounts of World War II, as well as several works of fiction.

Margot Bettauer Dembo (10 January 1928 – 10 July 2019) was a German-born American translator of fiction and non-fiction. She translated writing from German to English, and is known for her translations of works by Judith Hermann, Robert Gernhardt, Joachim Fest, Ödön von Horvath, Feridun Zaimoglu, and Hermann Kant. Her work has won her the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize and the Goethe-Institut/Berlin Translator’s Prize. She has translated multiple non-fiction memoirs and historical accounts of World War II, as well as several works of fiction.

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