Open main menu

Michael Kandel (born December 24, 1941 in Baltimore, Maryland)[1] is an American translator and author of science fiction.

Michael Kandel
Michael Kandel in 2005
Michael Kandel in 2005
Born (1941-12-24) December 24, 1941 (age 77)
Baltimore, Maryland
Occupationtranslator and writer
Alma mater
GenreScience fiction

BiographyEdit

Kandel received a doctorate in Slavistics from Indiana University. His most recent position was editor at the Modern Language Association.[2] Prior to that, at Harcourt, he edited (among others) Ursula K. Le Guin's work.[3]

Kandel is perhaps best known for his translations of the works of Stanisław Lem from Polish to English.[4] Recently he has also been translating works of other Polish science fiction authors, such as Jacek Dukaj, Marek Huberath and Andrzej Sapkowski. The quality of his translations is considered to be excellent;[5] his skill is especially notable in the case of Lem's writing, which makes heavy use of wordplay and other difficult-to-translate devices.

BibliographyEdit

NovelsEdit

Short fictionEdit

TranslationsEdit

Stanisław Lem

Paweł Huelle

Marek S. Huberath

Andrzej Stasiuk

  • On the Road to Babadag (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011)

Kayko and Kokosh comic book series by Janusz Christa.

  • Flying School (Egmont Poland, 2018)
  • The Big Tournament (Egmont Poland, 2018)

Editor and translatorEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Kathryn Cramer; David G. Hartwell (July 10, 2007). The Space Opera Renaissance. Tom Doherty Associates. pp. 823–. ISBN 978-1-4668-0825-6. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
  2. ^ James Morrow; Kathryn Morrow (April 15, 2008). The SFWA European Hall of Fame: Sixteen Contemporary Masterpieces of Science Fiction from the Continent. Tom Doherty Associates. pp. 327–. ISBN 978-0-7653-1537-3. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
  3. ^ Kandel, "Being an Editor"
  4. ^ "A Polish Book of Monsters: About the Translator". Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America. Retrieved May 14, 2013.
  5. ^ Franz Rottensteiner (1999). View from Another Shore. Liverpool University Press. pp. 252–. ISBN 978-0-85323-942-0. Retrieved May 13, 2013.

External linksEdit