In 2012, I wrote an obituary over at The Millions for famed literary translator (and champion of literary translation) Michael Henry Heim. I just learned from Susan Bernofsky’s Translationista blog that this year marks the passing of another great translator:
Daniel Weissbort, the much loved and respected translator of Russian poetry who directed the MFA Program in Translation at the University of Iowa for over thirty years, passed away several weeks ago at the age of 78.
Her blog features a thoughtful obituary dedicated to Weissbort and written by Bill Martin. Head there to check it out.