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Tina Kover (born March 20, 1975 in Denver, Colorado, USA) is a literary translator. She studied French at the University of Denver and the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, [1] and attended the Next Level Language Institute in Prague, Czech Republic. She holds a Master's Degree in Medieval and Renaissance Studies from Durham University.


Her translation of Négar Djavadi's award-winning novel Disoriental was a finalist for the inaugural National Book Award for Translated Literature in 2018, [2] the PEN Translation Prize in 2019, [3] the Scott Moncrieff Prize, the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation, and the International Dublin Literary Award. Disoriental was awarded both the Albertine Prize [4] and the Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Fiction in June 2019.

Older Brother was a finalist for the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize in 2020.

Her translation of In the Shadow of the Fire was selected for a French Voices Award in 2020.

She is the co-founder, with Charlotte Coombe, of the YouTube channel Translators Aloud, [5] which features literary translators reading from their own work. Contributors have included Jennifer Croft, Daniel Hahn, Antonia Lloyd-Jones, Ros Schwartz, and Frank Wynne.


Lenin Walked on the Moon, Michel Eltchaninoff, Europa Editions, New York & London, 2023
The Postcard, Anne Berest, Europa Editions, New York & London, 2023
Belle Greene: A Novel, Alexandra Lapierre, Europa Editions, New York, 2022
No Touching, Ketty Rouf, Europa Editions, New York & London, 2021
The Science of Middle-Earth, Lehoucq, Mangin, & Steyer, eds., Pegasus Books, New York, 2021
In the Shadow of the Fire, Hervé le Corre, Europa Editions, New York & London, 2021
A Beast in Paradise, Cécile Coulon, Europa Editions, New York & London, 2021
Paridaiza, Luis de Miranda, Snuggly Books, Sacramento, 2020
Older Brother, Mahir Guven, Europa Editions, New York & London, 2019
A Summer with Montaigne, Antoine Compagnon, Europa Editions, New York & London, 2019
The Little Girl on the Ice Floe, Adélaïde Bon, Europa Editions, New York, 2019
Disoriental, Négar Djavadi, Europa Editions, New York & London, 2018
Manette Salomon, Edmond and Jules de Goncourt, Snuggly Books, Sacramento, 2017
The Beauty of the Death Cap, Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze, Snuggly Books, Sacramento, 2017
Who Killed the Poet?, Luis de Miranda, Snuggly Books, Sacramento, 2017
Life, Only Better, Anna Gavalda, Europa Editions, New York & London, 2015
The Faces of God, Mallock, Europa Editions, New York & London, 2015
Herge: Son of Tintin, Benoit Peeters, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2011
Venus, Auguste Rodin, Hol Art Books, Tucson, 2010
Liquid Memory: Why Wine Matters, Jonathan Nossiter, Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, New York, 2009
Grand Junction, Maurice G. Dantec, Del Rey Books, New York, 2009
Cosmos Incorporated, Maurice G. Dantec, Del Rey Books, New York, 2008
Georges, Alexandre Dumas, Random House/Modern Library, New York, 2007
The Black City, George Sand, Carroll & Graf/Avalon Publishing, New York, 2004

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