Schnee, Samantha

Samantha Schnee’s translation of Mexican author Carmen Boullosa’s Texas: The Great Theft (Deep Vellum, 2014) was long-listed for the International Dublin Literary Award, short-listed for the PEN America Translation Prize, and won the Typographical Era Translation Award. She won the 2015 Gulf Coast Prize in Translation for her excerpt of Carmen Boullosa’s The Conspiracy of the Romantics, which will be published by Deep Vellum in 2017. She is the founding editor of Words Without Borders and currently edits “In Other Words,” the biannual journal of the British Centre for Literary Translation and Writers’ Centre Norwich. She is also a trustee of English PEN, where she chairs the Writers in Translation committee. Born in Scotland and raised in Texas, she lives in London with her husband and three sons.

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