Jeffrey M. Green earned a B.A. in French from Princeton, and a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Harvard. Upon moving to Israel, mastering Hebrew, and giving up on a traditional academic career, he became a translator from Hebrew (and, occasionally, French).
He has translated more than a dozen novels by the late Aharon Appelfeld, as well as works by other major Israeli writers. He has also translated many academic books, mainly in the field of Jewish history.
Green’s book Thinking through Translation was published by the University of Georgia Press. He has published two books in Hebrew, a memoir about the jazz saxophonist Arnie Lawrence called Problematic Guru, as well as fiction, poetry, book reviews, and articles of various kinds. He was the ghostwriter for the Holocaust memoir by Trudi Birger, published in English as A Daughter’s Gift of Love and in many other languages.