Alexandra Büchler is Director of Literature Across Frontiers. A translator and editor of numerous publications, she has worked as cultural manager for thirty years, and served on the board of the advocacy network Culture Action Europe and of the UK Translators’ Association. Her interest lies in the area literature and translation policies, European external cultural relations, and the role of civil society in international cultural activities and cultural policy development. She edits the series of research reports and surveys available on LAF website and is the editor of the New Voices from Europe and Beyond series of contemporary poetry anthologies from Arc Publications, UK. She has translated more than twenty-five books of fiction and poetry, and publications on visual arts and architecture, and edited six anthologies of short fiction, including collections of Czech writing in English translation and of Australian and Greek writing in translation into Czech. Among the authors she has translated into Czech are J.M. Coetzee, David Malouf, Janice Galloway, Gail Jones and Jeanette Turner Hospital. Her translation of the Czech modern classic The House of a Thousand Floors by Jan Weiss is forthcoming from the Central European University Press in 2016.
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