‘Our Lady of the Nile’ translated by Melanie Mauthner
UEA alumna Melanie Mauthner has translated ‘Our Lady of the Nile’, the first novel by Rwandan author Scholastique Mukasonga, which was originally published by Gallimard in France in 2012. The translation is published by Archipelago Books of New York. Melanie graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA in 2007, having previously read Modern Languages at Wadham College, Oxford, and worked as a sociology lecturer. She has published short stories and poems in magazines and anthologies and performs as part of the London writers’
collective, Malika’s Poetry Kitchen. She obtained a Hawthornden Fellowship in 2013 to translate Scholastique Mukasonga’s collection ‘L’Iguifou’ and is currently translating her novel, ‘Notre-Dame du Nil’.