Judges for the Literary Arts Emergency Fund, 2020

Harold Augenbraum

Harold Augenbraum is Co-founder and Associate Director of the Yale Translation Initiative and former Acting Editor of the Yale Review. From 2004 to 2016, he was Executive Director of the National Book Foundation, presenter of the National Book Awards, where he established 5 Under 35, Innovations in Reading, BookUp, and other programs. In 2018, he coordinated the development of “Lift Every Voice,” the national project on African American poetry at the Library of America. He has published fifteen books, including translations of the novels of the Filipino author José Rizal and the Mexican writer Juan Rulfo, he edited the first publication of Marcel Proust’s Collected Poems, in bilingual format, and he co-edited the Norton Anthology of Latino Literature and The Latino Reader. His current book project is The Messiah’s Tongue: The Quest for a Universal Translator, forthcoming from Yale University Press.

Nate Marshall

Nate Marshall is an award-winning writer, rapper, educator, and editor from the South Side of Chicago. He is the author and editor of numerous works, including FINNA, Wild Hundreds, The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, and the audio drama Bruh Rabbit & The Fantastic Telling of Remington Ellis Esq. He is an assistant professor of English at Colorado College.

Elda Rotor

Elda Rotor is Vice President and Publisher for Penguin Classics. She oversees the U.S. editorial program, including the works of John Steinbeck, Arthur Miller, Shirley Jackson, William Golding, Amy Tan, Alice Walker, and the Pelican Shakespeare series. She has created and edited several series including the new Penguin Vitae hardcover series, and the forthcoming Penguin Liberty series about constitutional rights. She has led the Penguin Publishing Group Diversity Committee and is a member of the Penguin Random House Diversity & Inclusion Council. Elda is a board member for the Academy of American Poets and Kundiman, a national organization dedicated to Asian American creative writing.