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Carol Brown Janeway

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Occupation  Editor, translator

Name  Carol Janeway
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Born  February 1, 1944 Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (1944-02-01)
Died  August 3, 2015, New York City, New York, United States

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Carol Janet Brown Janeway (February 1, 1944 – August 3, 2015) was an editor and literary translator into English. She was best known for her translation of Bernhard Schlink's The Reader.


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Carol Janet Brown was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her father Robin Brown was a chartered accountant, while her mother was a director of the Ranfurly Library, specialising in the translation of medieval French and German lyrics. She attended St George's School, Edinburgh and went on to study modern and medieval languages at Girton College, Cambridge. After graduation with a first class degree, she worked at John Farquharson, a literary agency in London.

In 1970 she moved to New York where she joined the publisher Alfred A. Knopf. She became a senior editor, responsible for purchasing publishing rights from international publishers, and began her parallel career in literary translation, mainly from the German.

Among the authors Janeway edited was George MacDonald Fraser. She also published Elsa Morante, Heinrich Böll, Imre Kertész, Thomas Mann and Patrick Süskind.

An early translation by Janeway was Das Boot by Lothar-Günther Buchheim. Her translation of The Reader by Bernhard Schlink and Embers by Sandor Marai were lauded.

Personal life

Her first marriage to William H. Janeway was dissolved. Later, she married Erwin Glikes, who died in 1994.


She died of cancer on August 3, 2015, aged 71, in New York City.

From German

  • My Prizes, by Thomas Bernhard
  • The Reader, by Bernhard Schlink
  • Embers, by Sándor Márai
  • Crime, by Ferdinand von Schirach
  • Guilt, by Ferdinand von Schirach
  • Measuring the World, by Daniel Kehlmann
  • Fragments. Memories of a Wartime Childhood, by Binjamin Wilkomirski
  • From Yiddish

  • Yosl Rakover Talks to God, by Zvi Kolitz.
  • From Dutch

  • The Storm, by Margriet de Moor
  • From French

  • Desolation, by Yasmina Reza
  • Awards

  • 2013 Friedrich Ulfers Prize for translations of German literature.
  • 2014 Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature.
  • References

    Carol Brown Janeway Wikipedia

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