Carol Volk is an acclaimed translator of over 30 literary and scholarly works from the French. She is a founding board member of the DC-Area Literary Translators Network, of which she served as director from 2018-19. Since 1999 has also been an officer in the U.S. Foreign Service.
“A superb English translation...”
The Failure of Political Islam, Boston Book Review, Peter Theroux
“A particular word of praise should be given to the translator... In addition to its fundamental accuracy, the translation is spirited, simple and readable."
Asphyxiating Culture, Choice Magazine
“The translator has rendered the text into English so fluent that only an occasional sentence hints at its French origins.... ”
The Broken Dice and Other Mathematical Tales of Chance, Physics Today
“fluidly translated by Carol Volk,”
Corruption, Washington Post Book World
“...knowledgeably translated by Carol Volk,”
The Taste for Beauty, Andrew Sarris in The New York Times Book Review