Minna Zallman Proctor

Minna Zallman Proctor

Editor-in-Chief, The Literary Review



  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Literary Publishing


  • Literary translation
  • Literary essays
  • The novel
  • Short stories
  • Poetry
  • Graphic design
  • Literary publishing
  • Italian literature


  • BA, Wellesley College
  • MFA, Columbia University

Academic Profile

Minna Zallman Proctor is an editor, award-winning translator, and writer. She is the author of the essay collection Landslide: True Stories (Catapult, 2017), Do You Hear What I Hear? (Viking, 2005), an exploration of religious calling, and co-author with Bethany Beardslee of ‘I Sang the Unsingable: My Life in 20th Century Music’ (University of Rochester Press, 2017).  Her recent translations from Italian include Fleur Jaeggy’s These Possible Lives (New Directions, 2017) and Natalia Ginzburg’s Happiness, As Such (New Directions, 2019). She has written for Bookforum, The American Scholar, The Nation, Aperture, NPR.org, The New York Times Book Review, and others. Before coming to FDU to run The Literary Review, she was the Editor of COLORS and Managing Editor at BOMB. She teaches creative nonfiction, literary translation, and publishing.

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