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JORDAN STUMP is the noted translator of modern French novelists, including Marie Redonnet and Eric Chevillard. His translation of Le Jardin des Plantes, by Nobel Prize winner Claude Simon, recently won the French American Foundation's Translation Prize. Two of his translations have been nominated for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the largest and most international prize of its kind. He began translating in 1993, a year after beginning his career in the University of Nebraska — Lincoln's department of modern languages, where he is an associate professor. His most recent book is a translation of 19th-century French novelist Jules Verne's The Mysterious Island (Random House, 2001).

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