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language educator , translator , writer

Kenneth J.A. Wishnia, American Writer, translator, language educator. Avocations: photography, translating from Spanish and Yiddish. M C. Sholem Aleichem Fund scholar National Yiddish Book Center, 1993, 95-96; Vivian L. Hort fellow Yivo Institute Jewish Research, 1996; recipient Tableau d'Honneur Lycée Henri IV, 1974.

Background

Wishnia, Kenneth J. A. was born on August 20, 1960 in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Arnold and Judith (Passoff) Wishnia.

Education

Bachelor, Brown University, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy, State University of New York, 1996.

Career

Sound designer, technician various theaters, New York City, 1983-1985. Production editor Plenum Press, Ecuador, 1985-1986. Theater instructor Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, Cuenca, Ecuador, 1986-1988.

Office manager World Hunger Year, New York City, 1988-1989. Adjunct assistant professor State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1996-1998, Queens College-CUNY, Flushing, 1996-1998. Assistant professor Suffolk County Community College, 2000—2007, associate professor, since 2007.

Judge Edgar Allan Poe Awards, 2000, 09, Judge Shamus Awards, 2010.

Achievements

  • Avocations: photography, translating from Spanish and Yiddish.

Works

Membership

Member American Literature Translators Association (David Kornbacker scholarship 1994), American Association professors of Yiddish (board directors 1997-1998), Association Ecuatorianistas, National Writers Union, Mystery Writers of America, International Association Crime Writers, Sisters in Crime.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Photography, translating from Spanish and Yiddish.

Connections

Married Mercedes Peña, August 7, 1986. Children: Leah Victoria, Jeremiah Angelo.

father:
Arnold Wishnia

mother:
Judith (Passoff) Wishnia

spouse:
Mercedes Peña

child:
Leah Victoria Wishnia

child:
Jeremiah Angelo Wishnia