Annelise Finegan Wasmoen
When not translating, Annelise is pursuing a PhD in Comparative Literature at Washington University in St. Louis. She has worked for academic and textbook publishers as an acquisitions editor, publishing coordinator, copy editor, and project manager. Annelise's translations include short stories and essays by authors such as Jiang Yun 蒋韵, Lu Min 鲁敏, and Wang Meng 王蒙. Her first book-length translation, The Last Lover (最后的情人) by Can Xue (残雪), from Yale University Press (2014) was voted The Independent's Book of the Year 2014, was longlisted for The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2015, and won the Best Translated Book Award 2015.