Tribute to Frederika Randall (1948–2020) July 10, 2020

The Arkansas International has set up a memorial page for author, journalist, and translator Frederika Randall, who died on May 12, 2020, at her home in Rome. On the page you can read tributes from Tim Parks, Jhumpa Lahiri, Giacomo Sartori, and others. Jim Hicks and Olivia Spears have also penned tributes to Randall at The Massachusetts Review and the Center for the Art of Translation, respectively.

For NYRB Classics, Randall translated Guido Morselli's The Communist and Dissipatio H.G., the latter of which will be published in December of this year.

"We are lucky to live in a time that boasts many fine translators of Italian prose, but even in that good company her brilliance stood out, and those of us who love Italian literature, or the art of translation, are poorer now." —Geoffrey Brock, editor-in-chief of The Arkansas International