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Martha Tennent

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Martha Tennent

 Martha Tennent is a translator from Catalan and Spanish. She holds bachelor’s degrees in French and in English, as well as a PhD from the University of Barcelona. She worked for many years as dean and professor at the University of Vic, Barcelona, training translators and interpreters, during which time she edited the volume of essays, Training for the New Millennium: Pedagogies for translation and interpreting. She has translated a book of short stories and twelve novels (four of which were co-translations). Her shorter translations have appeared in EpiphanyTwo LinesWords Without BordersA Public SpaceWorld Literature TodayPEN America, and Review of Contemporary Fiction. Two of her translations (one a co-translation) were finalists for the Best Translated Book Award. In 2009 she received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Articles by Martha Tennent

The Street
By Mercè Ibarz
On the street, in Alleyway S, the olive tree still grows.
Translated from Catalan by Martha Tennent
Under the Sign of Anaximander
By Miquel de Palol
I I was raised by a depressed mother and an alcoholic father. Mother soon stopped being a mom in every sense of the word and became more of a nuisance than an iconic figure, just a body to trip over.…
Translated from Catalan by Martha Tennent
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Summer
By Mercè Rodoreda
She stopped in front of a shop window full of umbrellas, and her friend, who was walking ahead of her, suddenly turned around: “Carme, we'll get separated!” Her name was Carme. He had…
Translated from Catalan by Martha Tennent
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