Natasha Lehrer is a writer, translator and editor. Her long form journalism and book reviews appear regularly in the Guardian, the Observer, the Times Literary Supplement, The Nation, Haaretz, Fantastic Man, and the Observer, among others.
Her most recent translations are The White Dress, by Nathalie Léger (Les Fugitives), Memories of Low Tide, by Chantal Thomas (Pushkin Press) and Chinese Spies, by Roger Faligot (Hurst). Other translations include A Call for Revolution, by the Dalai Lama (Rider), Journey to the Land of the Real, by Victor Segalen, Robert Desnos’ The Punishments of Hell, and George Bataille’s The Sacred Conspiracy (all three published by Atlas Press).
Press about her translations has appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, the New Yorker, the Guardian, the Times, the Sunday Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Economist, Harpers and the Paris Review. Her translations have been shortlisted and longlisted for several prizes, and in 2017 her co-translation (with Cécile Menon) of Suite for Barbara Loden, by Nathalie Léger, won the Scott Moncrieff Translation Prize. She won a Rockower award for journalism in 2016. In 2017 she was a jury member for the JQ–Wingate Literary Prize.