Lesser, Rika

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Rika Lesser was born July 21, 1953 in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated summa cum laude from Yale University in 1974, attended the University of Gothenburg from 1974-1975, and received her M.F.A from Columbia University in 1977. She pursued a career in news and graphics, becoming a lecturer in creative writing beginning in 1985. She became governing board member of the Translation Center at Columbia University. She has received many national and international awards. Her retelling of Hansel and Gretel was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1985. In addition to translating many books, she has contributed to magazines and newspapers, including the New Yorker, New York Review of Books, Nation, and New Republic. Source: Something About the Author V 35 110-111.

From the description of Rika Lesser Papers 1990. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 462885745

Rika Lesser was born July 21, 1953 in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated summa cum laude from Yale University in 1974, attended the University of Gothenburg from 1974-1975, and received her M.F.A from Columbia University in 1977. She pursued a career in news and graphics, becoming a lecturer in creative writing beginning in 1985. She became governing board member of the Translation Center at Columbia University. She has received many national and international awards. Her retelling of Hansel and Gretel was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1985. In addition to translating many books, she has contributed to magazines and newspapers, including the New Yorker, New York Review of Books, Nation, and New Republic.

Source: Something About the Author V 35 110-111.

From the guide to the Rika Lesser Papers, 1990, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

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referencedIn American Review records, 1967-1977 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Lesser, Rika. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1980-1989. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Rika Lesser Papers, 1990 University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]
referencedIn Parnassus: poetry in review records, 1971-1996 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Lesser, Rika. Rika Lesser Papers 1990. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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associatedWith Ekelöf, Gunnar, 1907-1968. person
associatedWith Gullberg, Hjalmar Robert, 1898-1961. person
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associatedWith Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926. person
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