Archana Madhavan.


Agent: Edwina de Charnace

Archana Madhavan is a translator of Korean literature into English. Her book-length works include Amil’s Roadkill (Harvill Secker,2025) and a co-translation of Kim Hyun’s Glory Hole (Seagull Books, June 2022). Her other poetry and prose translations have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Modern Poetry in Translation, Columbia Journal, The Washington Square Review, and more. In 2022, she was chosen for the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) Emerging Translator Mentorship Program to translate Lee Jenny’s first poetry collection Maybe Africa [아마도 아프리카]. In 2023, her as yet unpublished translation of Maybe Africa was shortlisted for the Granum Translation Prize. Archana’s full writing and translation portfolio can be found at

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