Biography and History

Born in Havana, Cuba, Dolores Koch emigrated to the United States with her family in 1961. In 1986, she received her doctorate in Latin American literature from the City University of New York. Koch has published English translations of Arenas's Antes que anochezca and El portero as well as works by other Latin American authors. Her other notable work includes an English translation of the memoir of Oskar Schindler's widow, Where Light and Shadow Meet.

Source: From the finding aid for C0984

  • Dolores Koch Collection of Reinaldo Arenas. 1974-2005 (inclusive), 1982-1993 (bulk).

    Call Number: C0984

    Dolores Koch is a noted translator and reviewer of Latin American literature. The materials in this collection were accumulated during her work with Reinaldo Arenas, a Cuban writer living in New York City. Koch translated two of Arenas's books and worked as part of a team handling publication and rights for his work after his death in 1990.