George Henson

George Henson is the translator of many of Latin America’s most important writers, including Cervantes laureates Sergio Pitol (The Art of Flight, The Journey, The Magician of Vienna, and Mephisto’s Waltz: Selected Short Stories) and Elena Poniatowska (The Heart of the Artichoke). His translation of Pitol’s novel The Love Parade will be published in 2021 by Deep Vellum Publishing. His translation of John Better’s story “The Brevity of Cigarettes” can be read here. In addition to serving as a translation editor-at-large for Latin American Literature Today, he is an assistant professor of Spanish Translation at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey.


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