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K.E. Semmel's fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Ontario Review, Washington Post, World Literature Today, Southern Review, Subtropics, Lithub, Gargoyle, and elsewhere. His translations include books by Karin Fossum, Naja Marie Aidt, Jussi Adler Olsen, and Mathilde Walter Clark. He is a recipient of numerous grants from the Danish Arts Foundation and is a 2016 NEA Literary Translation Fellow. Connect: TwitterLinkedIn


When not writing early in the morning I'm happily employed as the Communications Manager of the Western New York Land Conservancy. Besides writing fiction, being involved with an organization that saves land for future generations is the greatest thrill.

Watch the book trailer for Danish novelist Simon Fruelund's novella Civil Twilight, translated by K.E. Semmel: