Bill Johnston


Guggenheim Fellow (2013)
Indiana University Bloomington
Department of Comparative Literature
College of Arts and Sciences
Fulbright Award (2008)
Fulbright Award
Indiana University Bloomington
Location: Poland


Bill Johnston is an Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at IU. His passion is literary translation; he translates from Polish and in deeply involved in ALTA, the American Literary Translators Association. He has translated works from many different periods and genres. This has included recent novels by such authors as Magdalena Tulli and Wiesław Myśliwski; contemporary poetry by Tadeusz Różewicz, Eugeniusz Tkaczyszyn-Dycki, and Tomasz Różycki; earlier 20th-century authors such as Witold Gombrowicz; and “classics” by Stefan Żeromski, Jan Kochanowski; and Juliusz Słowacki.