Lawrence Venuti is a translator as well as a translation theorist and historian. He translates from Italian, French, and Catalan into English. Recent translations include Antonia Pozzi's Breath: Poems and Letters (2002), the anthology Italy: A Traveler's Literary Companion (2003), and Massimo Carlotto's crime novel Death's Dark Abyss (2006). He is the author of The Translator's Invisibility (2nd ed., 2008) and The Scandals of Translation (1998) and the editor of The Translation Studies Reader (2nd ed., 2004). He is professor of English at Temple University.