In Conversation | Fernanda Melchor & Sophie Hughes | Granta

In Conversation

Fernanda Melchor & Sophie Hughes

‘It’s easy to forget the power of words in an era ruled by profuse, beautiful and entrancing images.’

Fernanda Melchor

Fernanda Melchor was born in Veracruz, Mexico. She is the author of Hurricane Season, translated from the Spanish by Sophie Hughes. In 2018, she won the PEN Mexico Award for Literary and Journalistic Excellence.

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Sophie Hughes

Sophie Hughes has translated writers such as Alia Trabucco Zerán, Laia Jufresa, Rodrigo Hasbún, Enrique Vila-Matas and José Revueltas. She has been shortlisted twice for the International Booker Prize, most recently in 2020 for Fernanda Melchor’s Hurricane Season.

Photograph © Alex Zucker

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