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World Literature Today publishes newest García Montero translation

Thank you @worldlittoday for this lovely presentation of my translated excerpt from Spanish poet Luis García Montero’s novel Someone Speaks Your Name. http://bit.ly/someonespeaksyourname I’m so glad that Luis’s work is getting such a wonderful reception in prestige U.S. literary magazines … Continue reading

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New Year, New Direction

Can a hobby become a career? For me, there’s only one way to find out. I’m very pleased to announce I’ve been accepted as a doctoral candidate in the PhD Program in Hispanic Studies at the University of Washington’s Division … Continue reading

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Does translation matter?

In the world of literary translation Edith Grossman is a rock star. On a recent evening in London her fans, including me, packed into the London Review Book Shop in Bloomsbury to hear her talk about her book “Why Translation … Continue reading

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My experiment in eBooks and self-publishing

I’ve just published my first book. It’s my translation from Spanish to English of A Form of Resistance, by Luis García Montero, a brilliant and award-winning poet, novelist and essayist from Granada, Spain.  For years I’ve been writing about, teaching about and working … Continue reading

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MOOCs are free but you must invest time

First, a confession. I am among the 95 percent who don’t complete the massive open online – and free – university courses (MOOCs) so easily signed up for. I have registered for three, but I’ve only really been able to … Continue reading

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“MOOC-ing” around with higher education

If you work in journalism or academia, you don’t have to listen very hard to hear a big buzz around the very latest trend in learning. It’s MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses. They are free online university courses from … Continue reading

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Poetry and dialog in Spain’s crisis

Upon waking one morning from uneasy dreams, Luis García Montero found himself transformed into a wine glass. He’s immobile, trapped, an object of derision by the dishware around him, the last of his kind (the last piece from his grandparents’ … Continue reading

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