Magdalena Edwards

The Art of Literary Translation, Saturday, May 6 at 12:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum

Magdalena Edwards is a writer and translator from Spanish and Portuguese based in Los Angeles, California. She has translated work by Julio Cortázar, Clarice Lispector, Nicanor Parra, Raúl Zurita, Óscar Contardo, Noemi Jaffe, Márcia Tiburi, Silviano Santiago, and others. Magdalena is also active in the performing arts as an actor, director, and performance collaborator. She earned her BA in Social Studies from Harvard and her PhD in Comparative Literature from UCLA.

Books That Make a Difference: Virginia Woolf’s ORLANDO. Elizabeth Bishop’s GEOGRAPHY III. Clarice Lispector’s THE HOUR OF THE STAR. Vanessa Springora’s CONSENT. Toni Morrison’s BELOVED. I recently finished reading WOMEN IN THE PICTURE: WOMEN, ART, AND THE POWER OF LOOKING by Catherine McCormack. I’m currently reading Lillian Fishman’s novel ACTS OF SERVICE.