Lisa Dillman

Finalist, 2023 National Book Awards
Finalist, 2020 National Book Awards

Lisa Dillman lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she translates Spanish, Catalan, and Latin American writers and teaches in the department of Spanish and Portuguese at Emory University.
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Abyss

ISBN 9781642861228 World Editions

Claudia is an impressionable eight-year-old girl, trying to understand the world through the eyes of the adults around her. But her hardworking father hardly speaks a word, while her unhappy mother spends her days reading celebrity lifestyle magazines, tending to her enormous collection of plants, and filling Claudia’s head with stories about women who end their lives in tragic ways. More about this book >

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The Bitch

ISBN 9781642860597 World Editions

Colombia’s Pacific coast, where everyday life entails warding off the brutal forces of nature. In this constant struggle, nothing is taken for granted. Damaris lives with her fisherman husband in a shack on a bluff overlooking the sea. Childless and at that age “when women dry up,” as her uncle puts it, she is eager to adopt an orphaned puppy. More about this book >

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Lisa Dillman

Lisa Dillman lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she translates Spanish, Catalan, and Latin American writers and teaches in the department of Spanish and Portuguese at Emory University. Some of her recent translations include A Silent Fury by Yuri Herrera; A Luminous Republic by Andrés Barba; The Touch System by Alejandra Costamagna; and The Bitch by Pilar Quintana, a Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Translated Literature.

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