Michele Hutchison (b. 1972) is a literary translator from Dutch and French into English. As a former commissioning editor at various top publishing houses, she has translated more than twenty books from Dutch and one from French. Recent literary translations include ’La Superba’ by Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer, ’Roxy’ by Esther Gerritsen, and Fortunate Slaves by Tom Lanoye. In 2020, Michele won the Vondel Translation Prize for her translation of 'Stage Four' by Sander Kollaard and the International Booker Prize together with author Marieke Lucas Rijneveld for 'The Discomfort of Evening'.
She is also co-author of ‘The Happiest Kids in the World: What We Can Learn from Dutch Parents’.
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