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, recently longlisted for the International Booker, speaks to her translator Sophie Hughes.

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 is a literary translator from Spanish, known for her translations of writers such as Laia Jufresa, Rodrigo Hasbún, Fernanda Melchor and José Revueltas. In 2019 she was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize for her translation of Alia Trabucco Zerán’s The Remainder.

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