The Translator of Great Male Novelists™


For VICE’s Broadly, Alicia Kennedy interviews Natasha Wimmer, Spanish translator extraordinaire, on her life as a translator of Great Male Novelists™ like Roberto Bolaño, Mario Vargas Llosa, and most recently Álvaro Enrigue. They discuss what makes translation rewarding, anxiety-inducing, and powerful all at once.

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