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National Book Foundation > Author > Translator > Lisa Dillman
Lisa Dillman lives in Decatur, Georgia, where she translates Spanish-language fiction and teaches at Emory University. More about this author >
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 >
Lisa Dillman lives in Decatur, Georgia, where she translates Spanish-language fiction and teaches at Emory University. Some of her translations include Signs Preceding the End of the World (winner of the 2016 Best Translated Book Award) and A Silent Fury by Yuri Herrera; Such Small Hands and A Luminous Republic by Andrés Barba, and The Bitch by Pilar Quintana. She is currently working on books by Graciela Mochkovsky and Alejandra Costamagna.