Skip to main content
Outdated Browser

For the best experience using our website, we recommend upgrading your browser to a newer version or switching to a supported browser.

More Information

Contributor

Kim M. Hastings

Contributor

Kim M. Hastings

Kim M. Hastings was raised overseas and lived for several years in São Paulo. She  studied Brazilian language and literature at Brown University and has a PhD in Spanish and Portuguese from Yale. For the past fifteen years, she has been a freelance editor and translator, working with academic presses and commercial publishers. Her translations include fiction by Rubem Fonseca, Rachel Jardim, Adriana Lisboa, and Edgard Telles Ribeiro.

Articles by Kim M. Hastings

Señor Capitán
By Edgard Telles Ribeiro
The lawyer beside me shrugs in silence. His body language seems to suggest that some stories can’t be captured in words. He tries nonetheless. To make his narrative more palatable, he loosens his…
Translated from Portuguese by Kim M. Hastings
Multilingual
Seizing Cervantes
By Antônio Xerxenesky
When it all began, that is, when the Skeptic Party rose to power in the United Kingdom, in 2070, I was completely in favor. The group’s plan to completely forbid religious practice pleased me greatly.…
Translated from Portuguese by Kim M. Hastings
Flipping Out
By Kim M. Hastings
Oswald de Andrade would have loved FLIP. So confirmed Antonio Candido, Brazil’s most revered literary critic, in his opening talk at the ninth annual International Literary Festival in Parati, more…
From the Translator: Kim M. Hastings on Translating “Borges’s Secretary”
By Kim M. Hastings
In this dispatch, Portuguese translator Kim M. Hastings weighs in on her translation of Lúcia Bettencourt's story “Borges's Secretary” from the October 2010 issue of the magazine.…
Borges’s Secretary
By Lúcia Bettencourt
I don’t know when she discovered that I could no longer see.  Not even I had completely discerned this; I would look at books and judged that I could still see the pages, read them, understand…
Translated from Portuguese by Kim M. Hastings
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]