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Allison M. Charette

Translator, French
Allison M. Charette translates literature from French into English. Her most recent translation, Return to the Enchanted Island by Johary Ravaloson, published in 2019 by AmazonCrossing, is only the second novel to be translated into English from Madagascar. Allison received an NEA Literature Translation Fellowship in 2018 for her work on Michèle Rakotoson’s novel Lalana. She also founded the Emerging Literary Translators’ Network in America (, a networking and support group for early-career translators.