Translator in Residence (Spring 2024)
Louis A. Simpson International Building

Daisy Rockwell is an artist and literary translator living in Vermont. She translates from Hindi and Urdu into English with a focus on women's writing. Her translation of the Hindi novel Tomb of Sand by Geetanjali Shree was the winner of the 2022 International Booker Prize and the 2022 Warwick Women's Prize in Translation. In 2019, she was awarded the MLA's Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for the Translation of a Literary Work for her translation of Krishna Sobti's A Gujarat Here, a Gujarat There. In 2023 she was awarded the Vani Foundation's Distinguished Translator Award. She holds a PhD in South Asian Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago.