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Valerie Miles

Valerie Miles

Valerie Miles is an American writer, editor and translator who live in Barcelona. In 2003, she co-founded Granta Spain ,the Spanish edition of the Granta literary magazine. She writes and reviews for the New York Times, The Paris Review, La Nación, La Vanguardia and el ABC, among others. She translates from the Spanish and Catalán and is a professor in the postgraduate program for literary translation at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. In 2013, she was voted one of the “Most Influential Professionals in Publishing” by the Buenos Aires Book Fair. Today she is the co-director of Granta en español and The New York Review of Books in its Spanish translation. She is also the co-curator of the Roberto Bolaño exhibit at the Center for Contemporary Culture in Barcelona. In 2014 she published her book A Thousand Forests in One Acorn, an anthology for which 28 Spanish-language writers chose a selection of their own work as representative, with comments by the authors and discussion of their influences. Participants include Mario Vargas LlosaJavier Marías, and Carlos Fuentes.

 

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