OBITUARY: Sad news on literary translations

  • Nikolai Tschursin, Russian native who was a Korean War Veteran and worked as a translator at the U.S. Library of Congress, dies at 86 
  • Ebrahim Yunesi, translator of Miguel de Cervantes, Alexandre Dumas, Charles Dickens, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky into Persian, dies at 85 
  • Simin Daneshvar, author and translator of George Bernard Shaw, Anton Chekov, Alan Paton, and Nathaniel Hawthorne into Persian, and first director of the Iranian Writers’ Association, dies at 90 (Here's a more in-depth article about her.)