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Jeanne Bonner is a writer, editor, literary translator and writing instructor. She studied Italian at Wesleyan University and has an MFA in Writing from Bennington College as well as an MA in Italian Literature from the University of Connecticut. In literary translation, she focuses on overlooked Italian women writers.

Her honors include:

*An NEA Literature grant in translation

*The PEN Grant for the English Translation of Italian Literature
*A short-term fellowship at the New York Public Library
*The Hunger Mountain Translation Prize

Her translations have appeared in Asymptote Journal, Hunger Mountain, The American Scholar, Consequence and the Kenyon Review.

She is a contract editor for CNN as well as an essayist. Her reporting and personal essays have appeared in:

*The New York Times
*The Boston Globe
*The American Scholar


She has taught writing, literature and Italian courses at the college level, and has been an instructor at Wesleyan University, the University of Connecticut and the University of Hartford.