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Matthew Carman is a junior at the University of Oklahoma. He completed this translation as a part of a course dedicated to Spanish-to-English translation taught by Professor George Henson, Translation Editor of Latin American Literature Today.



Matthew Carman is a junior at the University of Oklahoma. He completed this translation as a part of a course dedicated to Spanish-to-English translation taught by Professor George Henson, Translation Editor of Latin American Literature Today.



Nora E. Carr is a  Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City, where her research focuses on literary translation, multilingual texts, and the U.S.-México border. Her translation of Mexican author Jesús Gardea's short story, "Angel of Our Summers," was recently published in the Nashville Review. She currently lives in Queens, New York, and teaches both college writing and literature in translation at Queens College, CUNY.



Jorge Carrión (Tarragona, 1976) has lived in Mataró and Barcelona most of his life. He has a PhD in Humanities from the Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, and he manages the Master in Creative Writing at the same institution. He has lived in Buenos Aires, Rosario, and Chicago. He regularly publishes in several journals and magazines such as The New York Times en Español, El País, La Vanguardia, and Letras Libres. He is the author of a tetralogy of fiction (including Los muertos, Los huérfanos, Los turistas and Los difuntos) and is also the author of various non-fiction books, such as Australia: Un viaje, Teleshakespeare, Librerías and Barcelona: Libro de los pasajes. His work has been translated into Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, German, French, Polish, and English.



Paul Castro is lecturer in Portuguese and Comparative Literature at the University of Glasgow. He has translated short stories from across the Portuguese-speaking world, by authors such as Orlanda Amarílis, Rubem Fonseca, José Cardoso Pires, and Epitácio Pais. His latest monograph is Monsoon by Vimala Devi (Seagull, 2019).



Claudia Cavallín is a writer and university professor. Author of the books Ciudades de película: Ficciones urbanas del cine, la literatura y la música (Editorial Académica Española, 2012) and Espectros de la palabra. La metáfora en Borges: los juegos del lenguaje que hacen posible la configuración de un universo de imágenes recursivas (Editorial Académica Española, 2012). Between 2012 and 2015, she was director of the academic journal Estudios. Revista de Investigaciones Literarias y Culturales. She has written essays on Jorge Luis Borges, José Revueltas, and Luisa Valenzuela, among other writers. She holds a degree in Social Communication with a focus on Humanistic Development (1996) and a Magister Scientiae in the area of Latin American and Caribbean Literature (2000). She is a professor in the Department of Languages and Literatures of the Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas, Venezuela. She is currently working toward her doctorate in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics of the University of Oklahoma.


Ardyn Clayton is currently pursuing an MA in English-Spanish Translation and Interpretation at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California. She previously attended Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, where she obtained a BA in Spanish before deciding to pursue translation and interpretation at Middlebury.



Heather Cleary’s translations include Roque Larraquy’s Comemadre, which was longlisted for the National Book Award for Translated Literature, César Rendueles’s Sociophobia, Sergio Chejfec’s The Planets and The Dark, and a selection of Oliverio Girondo’s poetry for New Directions.


Heather Cleary is a translator, writer, and one of the founding editors of the digital, bilingual Buenos Aires Review. Her translations and literary criticism have appeared in Two LinesA Public Space, and Words Without Borders, among other publications.

Her book-length translations include Sergio Chejfec’s The Planets (finalist, Best Translated Book Award 2013) and The Dark (nominee, ALTA’s National Translation Award 2014) and Poems to Read on a Streetcar, a selection of Girondo’s poetry published by New Directions (recipient, PEN and Programa SUR translation grants). She holds an MA in Comparative Literature from NYU and a PhD in Latin American and Iberian Cultures from Columbia University, and currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.

She has served on the jury of the Best Translated Book Award (2016) and the PEN Translation Award (2015), helped organize the annual conference of the Barnard Center for Translation Studies (2015), and is known to jump at the chance to talk about contemporary Latin American literature and various translation-related topics.



Lauren Cocking is a Yorkshire-born, Mexico City-based writer, reviewer and translator working from Spanish into English. She’s currently at work on her first literary translation (a collection of short stories by a debut Mexican author) and trying to learn Welsh. Visit her blog to read interviews with translators and Latin American book reviews or follow her on Twitter and Instagram



Charlotte Coombe is a British literary translator working from French and Spanish into English. Her translation of Abnousse Shalmani’s Khomeini, Sade and Me won a PEN Translates award in 2015. She has translated The President's Room by Ricardo Romero (Charco Press, 2017), and The Imagined Land by Eduardo Berti (Deep Vellum, 2018) as well as work by authors such as Marvel Moreno, Orlando Echeverri Benedetti, Lucía Baskaran, Elizabeth Duval, Juan Villoro, Mario Vargas Llosa, Rosa María Roffiel, Santiago Roncagliolo, Edgardo Nuñez Caballero, and Jimena González. Her translations have appeared in publications such as Words Without Borders, World Literature Today, Latin American Literature Today, Project Plume, and Palabras Errantes. She was shortlisted for the Valle Inclán Translation Prize for her translation of Fish Soup by Margarita García Robayo and was awarded a PEN Translates award in 2019 for her translation of a novel by the same author, entitled Holiday Heart (Charco Press, 2020). In 2020, she co-founded the YouTube channel Translators Aloud, shining the spotlight on literary translators reading from their work. Visit her website or find her on Twitter and Instagram.



Patricia Coral was born in Puerto Rico, where she developed her passion for words and earned a master's in Spanish Literature and Linguistics. In 2014, she moved to Houston, where she set off on the adventure of writing in a borrowed language. She writes nonfiction and poetry, but her words often find their home somewhere between the two genres. In 2017, she co-founded Fuente Collective (fuenteco.com), an organization dedicated to experimentation, collaboration, and hybridism in creative writing and other arts. Her work in English has been published in Yellow Chair Review and Crab Fat Magazine.



Isabella Corletto was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala. She graduated from Wesleyan University in 2018 with degrees in English and Italian Studies and currently works at Indent Literary Agency. She speaks Spanish, English, Italian, and Portuguese. Her translation of Amalia Andrade’s Things You Think About When You Bite Your Nails is forthcoming from Penguin Books in the fall of 2020. 



Robert Croll is a writer, translator, musician, and artist originally from Asheville, North Carolina. He first came to translation during his undergraduate studies at Amherst College, where he focused particularly on the short fiction of Julio Cortázar.



Jonathan Cukla is an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota, where he studies journalism and Spanish and Portuguese Studies. In addition to his studies and working as the Peer Advisor for the Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, Jonathan is conducting a research project on the relationship between sexual identities in Brazil and the fictitious concept of racial democracy. His interests strongly revolve around languages and communication, human rights and world music.


James Cummings is a freelance translator, with a BA in Asian Languages and Literature from the University of Iowa. He translates from Japanese and Spanish. 



Vanessa Curless is a freelance translator. She holds an MA in Spanish translation from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey. He translation, “Violeta Parra: Ahead of Her Time,” appeared in the November 2018 issue of Latin American Literature Today.



Bruna Dantas Lobato is a Brazilian writer and translator based in St. Louis. Her translation of Caio Fernando Abreu's story collection Moldy Strawberries received a 2019 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant and is forthcoming from Archipelago Books in 2021.



Rosario Drucker Davis was born in Mexico to an American father and Mexican mother. At the age of eleven, she moved with her family to Lexington, Kentucky where her father took a position as professor of anthropology at the University of Kentucky.  Rosario earned a B.A. in linguistics at the University of Kentucky, an M.A. in English as a Second Language at the University of Arizona, and an M.A. in French literature at the University of Cincinnati.  During the 2007-08 academic year, she was a visiting teaching assistant at the English Department at the University of Angers, France. She currently teaches Spanish at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College.  



Rosario Drucker Davis was born in Mexico to an American father and Mexican mother. At the age of eleven, she moved with her family to Lexington, Kentucky where her father took a position as professor of anthropology at the University of Kentucky.  Rosario earned a B.A. in linguistics at the University of Kentucky, an M.A. in English as a Second Language at the University of Arizona, and an M.A. in French literature at the University of Cincinnati.  During the 2007-08 academic year, she was a visiting teaching assistant at the English Department at the University of Angers, France. She currently teaches Spanish at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College.  



Manoel de Barros (1916-2014) is the author of more than twenty collections of poetry, and has received Brazil's highest honors for literature, including the Jabuti Prize, the Nestle Poetry Prize, and the Ministry of Culture's Cecilia Meireles Prize.



Adrian Demopulos was born in Dallas, Texas. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with BAs in Spanish and communication. In the fall, she will be pursuing an MFA in Literary Translation at the University of Iowa. Her translations have appeared in Latin American Literature Today and in the anthology A Larger Reality: Speculative Fiction from the Bicultural Margins by The Mexicanx Initiative.



Whitney DeVos is a writer, translator, and scholar. As a PhD candidate at UC Santa Cruz, she is currently completing a doctoral dissertation on documentary poetics in the Americas after 1945. Individual translations have appeared or are forthcoming in Chicago Review, Copper Nickel, and The Acentos Review, and a translation of prose by Sergio Chejfec will appear this year with Ugly Duckling Presse. She is also the author of a chapbook, On Being Blonde, and an assistant poetry editor at Asymptote.



Lisa Dillman translates from the Spanish and Catalan and teaches in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Emory University. She has translated more than twenty novels, including those of Sabina Berman, Andrés Barba and Yuri Herrera. Her translation of Herrera’s Signs Preceding the End of the World won the 2016 Best Translated Book Award. 



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Arthur Malcolm Dixon is co-founder, lead translator, and Managing Editor of Latin American Literature Today. He has translated the novels Immigration: The Contest by Carlos Gámez Pérez and There Are Not So Many Stars by Isaí Moreno (Katakana Editores), as well as the verse collection Intensive Care by Arturo Gutiérrez Plaza (Alliteratïon). He also works as a community interpreter in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a 2020-2021 Tulsa Artist Fellow.



Kevin Gerry Dunn is a Spanish–English translator specializing in literature, art, gender, and immigration. He is a 2020 PEN/Heim Translation Grant recipient, and his recent translations include Countersexual Manifesto by Paul B. Preciado (Columbia University Press, 2018) and Revealing Selves: Transgender Portraits from Argentina by Kike Arnal and Josefina Fernández (The New Press, 2018). He also heads the FTrMP Project, an effort to make Spanish translations of vital migration paperwork available for free online. His website is www.kgdtranslation.com.
 



Kevin Gerry Dunn is a Spanish–English translator specializing in literature, art, gender, and immigration. He is a 2020 PEN/Heim Translation Grant recipient, and his recent translations include Countersexual Manifesto by Paul B. Preciado (Columbia University Press, 2018) and Revealing Selves: Transgender Portraits from Argentina by Kike Arnal and Josefina Fernández (The New Press, 2018). He also heads the FTrMP Project, an effort to make Spanish translations of vital migration paperwork available for free online. His website is www.kgdtranslation.com.
 



Rachel Echeto is an MA student in Spanish translation at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey. She was co-translator of Alberto Chimal’s City X: a Novel in 101 Tweets, which appeared in the November 2018 issue of Latin American Literature Today.



Laura Cesarco Eglin is the translator of Of Death. Minimal Odes by Hilda Hilst, (co•im•press), which won the 2019 Best Translated Book Award in Poetry. Her translations from Spanish, Portuguese, Portuñol, and Galician have appeared in a variety of journals, including Timber, Exchanges, Modern Poetry in Translation, Eleven Eleven, The Massachusetts Review, Cordella Magazine, Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts, and The Puritan. Cesarco Eglin is the author of five poetry collections, including Calling Water by Its Name (trans. Scott Spanbauer; Mouthfeel Press), Occasions to Call Miracles Appropriate (The Lune), and Reborn in Ink (trans. Catherine Jagoe and Jesse Lee Kercheval; The Word Works). She is the co-founding editor and publisher of Veliz Books.



Mauricio Espinoza is assistant professor of Spanish and Latin American Literature at the University of Cincinnati. He has co-translated (with Keith Ekiss and Sonia Ticas) the work of Costa Rican poet Eunice Odio into English, including the bilingual anthology Territory of Dawn: The Selected Poems of Eunice Odio (Bitter Oleander Press, 2016) and The Fire’s Journey (Tavern Books, 2013-19). His translation of Costa Rican poet Randall Roque’s collection Hago la herida para salvarte / I Make the Wound to Save You was published in 2020 by ArtePoética Press.


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