Larissa D Kyzer
Center for Applied Liberal Arts
Larissa Kyzer is a writer and Icelandic literary translator. Her translation of Kristín Eiríksdóttir’s A Fist or a Heart was awarded the American Scandinavian Foundation’s 2019 translation prize. The same year, she was one of Princeton University’s Translators in Residence. In 2020, Larissa cofounded Eth & Thorn, a chapbook press dedicated to Icelandic poetry and short fiction in translation. She is a member of Ós, an Iceland-based international literary collective, as well as the American Literary Translators Association. Larissa is co-chair of PEN America’s Translation Committee and runs the virtual Women+ in Translation reading series Jill!