Ri J. Turner

Ri J. Turner is a graduate student in Yiddish language, literature, and culture at Hebrew University (Jerusalem). She is currently studying in Paris, France, at the Yiddish immersion program of the the Medem Library ~ Paris Yiddish Center. She began translating Yiddish literature in 2014, thanks to a translation fellowship from the Yiddish Book Center (Amherst, MA). In addition to the novel Chaim Gravitzer, Turner is currently translating a book-length anthology of Yiddish humoresques by Joseph Tunkel, with the support of a translation fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.