| Editor, translator|| Carol Janeway|
| February 1, 1944
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (1944-02-01) |
August 3, 2015, New York City, New York, United States
Carol Brown Janeway Wikipedia
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.
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.
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.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
Yosl Rakover Talks to God, by Zvi Kolitz.
The Storm, by Margriet de Moor
Desolation, by Yasmina Reza
2013 Friedrich Ulfers Prize for translations of German literature.
2014 Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature.