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UI Alumna wins Man Booker International Prize

Learning Polish wasn’t part of Jennifer Croft’s plan when she arrived at the University of Iowa in 2001 to begin her MFA in literary translation.

“In some ways, my life has been determined by happy coincidences,” Croft says.

Croft had majored in both English and Russian and completed a minor in creative writing at the University of Tulsa, but an opportunity to take a first-year class in Polish at Iowa eventually led to her winning one of the world’s most prestigious translation awards.

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