Luba Markovskaia

Luba Markovskaia

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City : Montréal
Province : QC

Membership category : Full member

About / Bio

Luba Markovskaia was born in Leningrad in 1988, and has been living in Montreal since the age of five. After completing a PhD in French literature, she launched her freelance career as a translator, working with publishers and cultural institutions. In 2021, she was shortlisted for the Prix du récit Radio-Canada (CBC Non-Fiction Prize). She sits on the editorial board of Spirale magazine, where she regularly published book reviews, and has written a monograph entitled La conquête du for privé (Classiques Garnier, 2019). She received the John-Glassco prize for her French translation of Elena Johnson's poetry collection Field Notes for the Alpine Tundra (Notes de terrain pour la toundra alpine).

Education / Training

PhD, Département des littératures de langue française, de traduction et de création, McGill University (2016)

Awards & Distinctions

John Glassco Translation Prize 2021


    English -> French
    Russian -> French
    French -> English
    Russian -> English

Literary Types

  • Graphic Novels
  • Non fiction
  • Children's / YA Literature
  • Poetry
  • Fiction

Selected Bibliography

  • Gillian Sze, Peler les ramboutans (poetry), Éditions de l'Hexagone, 2022.
  • Joe Ollmann, Père fictif (graphic novel), Éditions de la Pastèque, 2022.
  • Elena Johnson, Notes de terrain pour la toundra alpine (poetry), PUQ, coll. Jardin de givre, 2021.
  • Phyllis Webstad, Derrière l'histoire du chandail orange (memoir), Medicine Wheel Publishing, 2022.
  • David Homel and Marie-Louise Gay, Escapades à Cuba (children's novel), Boréal, 2022.
  • Jia Tolentino, L'appât (short story), SSENSE, 2021.
  • Kate Zambreno, To Write As If Already Dead (book excerpt; creative non-fiction), Spirale, spring 2021.
  • Jean-Louis Cohen, Building a New New World. Amerikanizm in Russian architecture (1861-1991) (monograph), Yale University Press, 2020.
  • Gail Scott, « Dire ce qui n’est pas dit » (non-fiction), Lettres québécoises, fall 2020.
  • Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, « Ni assassinées, ni disparues » (non-fiction), Spirale, winter 2019.

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