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Mexican Literature Translation Writing

Publications in WLT

Last year I finally got the chance to publish some of my literary translation, in World Literature Today of all places! My translation of my friend and awesome author Nadia Villafuerte’s short story “Chica Cosmo”, “Cosmo Girl” is in the January edition of WLT, along with a translator’s note I wrote about the process called “Crossing Borders.” I hope you enjoy them!

Also, can’t help but brag–a quote from my note was chosen as one of the Best of WLT takeaways in the print version of the magazine. 

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Mexican Literature Translation Writing

Nadia Villafuerte in Norman, OK

Me and Nadia Villafuerte, OU Latin Americanist Lunch, September 16, 2016. (Photo by Stephanie Bates)
Me and Nadia Villafuerte, OU Latin Americanist Lunch, September 16, 2016. (Photo by Stephanie Bates)

This semester I had the great pleasure of hosting Mexican author Nadia Villafuerte at the University of Oklahoma, with the support of the OU Humanities Forum. We did a bilingual reading of her work, including my translation of “Chica Cosmo” which will be coming out in World Literature Today next month (stay tuned!). My Intro. to Hispanic Literature and Culture students read and discussed the story, and then had the chance to meet Nadia and listen to her speak at the OU Latin Americanist Lunch. Nadia was interviewed on the public radio program World Views and you can hear her interview here (that’s me interpreting).