Alexandra Büchler is the founding Director of Literature Across Frontiers. She has worked as cultural manager for thirty years, including for the Australia Council, and served on the board of the advocacy network Culture Action Europe and of the UK Translators’ Association. She currently sits on several working groups and steering committees dealing with international literature and translation, and is a member of the Advisory Board of APWT. Her interest lies in the area of policies related to international literature and translation, European external cultural relations, and the role of civil society in international cultural activities and cultural policy development.. As translator and editor she has published more than twenty 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, Jean Rhys, Janice Galloway, Gail Jones, Jeanette Turner Hospital, Antigone Kefala and Rhea Galanaki. Her translation of the Czech modern classic The House of a Thousand Floors by Jan Weiss is published by the Central European University Press in 2016. She is the series editor of New Voices from Europe and Beyond, anthologies of contemporary poetry in translation, from Arc Publications, UK.
Member Since: 6/26/2016
Country: Unted Kingdom / Australia / Czech Republic
Workplace: Literary Organisation